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Local authority leaders today warned that the bus routes which are subsidised by councils are under threat because of funding cuts.
Local government leaders have criticised Theresa May for not offering extra money to struggling social care services as part of her £20bn NHS funding boost.
Social care should be ‘free at the point of need’ like the NHS, a bold new report into the health and care system recommends.
A new report into the state of the social care system has revealed that adult social care makes up nearly 40% of councils’ budgets.
Local government leaders have branded a report warning of the dangers of children being shifted around the care system as 'disappointing'.
Continuing budget cuts are putting ' an impossible squeeze' on councils' ability to provide care services, local government leaders have warned.
Council leaders have welcomed the announcement of extra money for special needs education — but warn that a 'one-off cash injection' is not enough.
Ofsted has struggled to meet its inspection targets due to ‘significant’ financial and staffing challenges, auditors say.
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.
Former Labour and Conservative ministers have called on the Government to put 1p on National Insurance in order to save the health and social care system.