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Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.
The Government must improve oversight and transparency over local authorities to ensure their financial sustainability, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.
Ministers have played down the prospect of a widespread crackdown on councils that borrow for commercial reasons.
Whitehall is considering a crackdown on councils that excessively borrow for commercial reasons as it continues to restrict council tax rises.
Newham LBC has denied claims that decisions to enter into controversial high-interest loans were illegitimate.
The majority of public service leaders have warned they have not received enough information from the Government in order to plan effectively for Brexit.
Only a bespoke workforce deal with the EU would allow the public sector to recruit top-end talent as well as sufficient numbers of skilled workers and lower-skilled staff, according to finance chiefs.
The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.
Public sector finance experts have urged the Government to increase funding for social care by £14bn in a 'wish list' for a forthcoming review.
Council tax payers face the sharpest rise in their taxes for 14 years, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy figures (CIPFA).