Local authorities should have the right to ask for more funding in their own region following the government’s £1bn DUP deal, a new survey has revealed.
Council chiefs have called on the Government to allow councils and schools to retain an element of flexibility over how schools funding is distributed.
Bristol City Council has unveiled plans to save £4.7m by closing libraries and street toilets, cutting school patrols and making changes to services for people with disabilities.
Most councils in Wales have improved their medium-term financial plans and their ability to forecast the savings they need to make, according to financial watchdogs.
School spending plans outlined in the Conservative Party manifesto could see school budgets cut by 7%, financial experts say.
Liverpudlians are more likely to be aware of local council cuts than residents in three other major cities, a new survey has revealed.
Scottish councils have slashed their spending by 11% over five years, new figures have shown.
Scottish councils have criticised new Budget as ‘simply a reduction’ in the local government cuts that were already planned.
Council leaders have warned of a funding crisis despite a last-minute announcement to hand back £160m to local authorities.
Scottish councils have told Holyrood the finance chief should quit if MSPs reject what they describe as his ‘budget of doom’.