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County councils have warned they are struggling to fund free school transport schemes as it costs ten times more in county areas than neighbouring cities.
County councils have warned they are in the ‘unsustainable’ position of having to shift schools money towards supporting children with special educational needs to meet statutory duties.
A new study has revealed that over two-thirds of England’s counties have lower than average broadband speeds.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has backed a single unitary council for Buckinghamshire.
Reorganisation may be part of the future of local government in two–tier counties, but it will only deliver long-term sustainability if it is built around evidence, not short-term fixes, argues James Maker.
County councils have called for strategic planning reforms after figures showed house prices in England’s counties rose at triple the rate of London last year.
Simon Edwards looks at where next for Northamptonshire CC after it became the first authority in two decades to issue a S114 notice.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has found an additional £166m to ease spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.
County council leaders have warned that the government's decision to allow them to raise council tax by 1% will only offset a tenth of the amount already being cut from their budgets.
An 'unprecedented' rise in the number of elderly people in rural county areas is pushing counties to breaking point, council leaders warn.