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Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council has agreed a raft of cuts in an attempt to find £111m in savings by 2021.
Newly released Government figures show that road maintenance spending by councils is at the lowest level it has been in 10 years.
Local authorities have been urged to curb council tax increases after new research found rates have risen by 57% over the past 20 years.
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.
Local government is still bearing the ‘heaviest burden of austerity’, council leaders say in response to the Welsh government’s draft local government settlement.
Austerity is having a 'devastating' effect on communities and services, Welsh local government leaders have warned.
Norfolk County Council has outlined plans to save money by delivering services from fewer buildings.
Nine out of ten councils said they have maintained service quality in the last year, but only one in six councils think this will continue over the next five years, new research has found.
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.