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Theresa May’s promise to bring an ‘end to austerity’ is incompatible with the chancellor’s aim of balancing the books by the mid-2020s, financial experts say.
Crisis-hit Northamptonshire County Council has confirmed a £65m cuts package aimed at tackling a huge shortfall in its finances.
Staff will be forced to take two days unpaid leave, up to 130 jobs could be lost, winter gritting will be cut and a park-and-ride service suspended under a package of proposals by Somerset County Council to save £13m.
The cost of resolving equal pay claims could put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on council services in Glasgow, the spending watchdog has warned.
Northamptonshire CC may face serious hurdles making savings by renegotiating contracts with third-party suppliers, public sector procurement expert warns.
Northamptonshire CC’s finance director has issued an early warning the county already risks missing key savings targets that enabled it to agree a legal budget.
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.