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Almost one in three local authority maintained secondary schools were in a financial deficit in 2017-18, new research has revealed.
Campaigners are calling for action to stop bailiffs causing people increased stress, anxiety and financial hardship.
The financial problems of one of the UK’s largest care providers poses ‘credible risk of service disruption’ to local provision of social care, regulators say
Kent County Council has reached an agreement with Royal Bank of Scotland to pay back its LOBO loan debt early.
Local government leaders have said the decision to delay a planned reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is ‘extremely concerning.’
The local authority responsible for removing the illegal Dale Farm traveller encampment is seeking to recover the over £4m of costs incurred by the action.
A charity has revealed what it describes as an ‘alarming scale’ of problem debt with council tax arrears accounting for a large proportion of it.
With councils being urged to provide payday loans to their staff through payroll systems, Mark Whitehead considers if this is a better option than using existing schemes like credit unions.
Local authorities should offer staff low interest loans that could be paid back through their payroll system, according to a new report by ResPublica.
Funding pressures in local government could mean councils are pursuing debt repayments ‘too quickly and too aggressively,’ a report by national auditors suggested today.