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Most councils plan on increasing council tax this year while slashing frontline services due to Government cuts, survey reveals.
The Government has launched a new national recruitment campaign to help fill the 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector.
Councils are reducing spending on alcohol and drug treatment services despite ‘soaring’ numbers of hospital admissions due to alcohol misuse, FOI data reveals.
Local government leaders have warned the Chancellor that the upcoming Spending Review will ‘make or break’ over-stretched council services.
Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.
Cheshire East is celebrating once again taking the top spot in a national survey of library services.
Council leaders estimate that they should be spending almost twice as much on preventative services than is possible after nearly a decade of austerity.
A Worcestershire school has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 in order to supplement its ‘squeezed’ budget.
Council chiefs in Scotland are ‘disappointed’ that the value of local services was not recognised by the Scottish government in yesterday’s budget.
Preventable illnesses are one of several factors behind the slowing improvements in life expectancy in England, the national health body warns.