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Northamptonshire County Council has balanced the books for 2017/2018 and end the financial year without using all of its reserves.
Decisive leadership is needed to ensure council services remain sustainable, the spending watchdog for Scotland has warned.
Northamptonshire County Council has announced revised budget savings after being warned by auditors to revise its spending plans.
Northamptonshire’s MPs have all signed a statement saying they had ‘no confidence’ in the council’s leadership due to its ‘self-inflicted’ financial problems.
Labour MPs have urged ministers to provide ‘strategic vision’ for local government.
Thurrock Council in Essex is claiming be the first local authority of its size to become financially 'self-sufficient'.
A cut to councils’ public health grants has been criticised by the Local Government Association (LGA) for being ‘short-sighted and extremely counter-productive’.
The Scottish Government has unveiled a draft budget which raises income tax in a bid to raise an extra £164m to pay for public services.
Councils face a 'cliff edge' unless the government provides urgent extra funding, local authorities leaders have warned - with some services disappearing altogether.
Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget has seen the chancellor unveil a raft of new devolution deals, measures to boost housing and changes to resolve issues with controversial Universal Credit.