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Local government leaders in Wales have welcomed the latest figures put forward by the Cardiff administration for next year's budgets – but warned there could still be further cuts to services or rises in council tax.
Westminster City Council has renewed its contract with Capita in a deal worth around £65m over a decade.
Councils in Scotland are pressing for a 2.5% increase in local government funding, saying they have no options left to save money.
People will no longer be sent to prison for failing to pay their council tax, the Welsh government has announced.
English councils are being urged to end the use of imprisonment for the non-payment of council tax.
Labour would double council tax on second homes to help families living in temporary accommodation, shadow housing secretary John Healey is expected to announce later today.
Households owe nearly £19bn on essential bills such as council tax and utilities, Citizens Advice has warned today.
Haringey LBC could invest £1.6m in 2019/20 to allow some of its poorest residents to not pay council tax.
The overzealous and uncompromising collection of debt by local councils is driving vulnerable people into further financial difficulty, MPs have warned today.
Manchester City Council has announced care leavers will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 25.