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Nearly ninety percent of councils overspent on children’s social care last year, according to figures released by the Local Government Association.
Newham Council has called an ‘extraordinary meeting’ to look into allegations of fraud concerning the local authority’s repairs and maintenance service (RMS).
More than a third of councils in England are at risk of financial failure in the next decade, with one in five on track to reach breaking point in the next three years, a new analysis has found.
The UK’s largest education union has criticised the Government for ‘failing to match’ their promises on school funding.
The one-off cost of clearing the total maintenance backlog for all council-managed road bridges in Britain has increased by a third.
Leicestershire County Council has recovered its £5m loan to cash-strapped Northamptonshire after concerns the latter would not be able to repay the money.
Reforming Britain’s wealth taxes could help the Government raise £7bn a year by 2022-23 to help cover the cost of public services, a think tank has argued.
Around half a million pounds will be available to support economic growth and new jobs in the Midlands, the communities secretary today announced.
The Government yesterday announced a £12m funding boost to support adoptive families.
The Government has launched a multi-million pound fund to help tackle loneliness across the country.