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Pothole-related car insurance claims have risen by 171% in the first four months of 2018, new research has revealed today.
London’s boroughs have been ‘hard hit’ by Government cuts, a new analysis shows, with council spending in the capital falling by nearly a fifth in seven years.
Northamptonshire County Council has balanced the books for 2017/2018 and end the financial year without using all of its reserves.
The Government has pledged £28m to provide disadvantaged children and young people with education and training.
Government funding reductions have forced councils to cut back on early support services for vulnerable children, an education policy think tank has found.
The Scottish government has announced a £35m increase to council allocations as part of a push to deliver more affordable housing.
Labour has demanded immediate Right to Buy (RTB) reforms after figures obtained by The MJ revealed the amount councils lose to Whitehall under the regime.
The further retention of business rates should be an extra source of funding for local authorities squeezed by Whitehall cuts and not a replacement for existing grants, MPs say.
Capita - the outsourcing company responsible for providing services to local authorities throughout the UK - has reported losses of more than £500m.
Local authority leaders have called for ‘real investment’ into local roads as new research reveals drivers spent one million years on the road in 2016.