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Council chiefs have backed up a call from 10 leading healthcare groups urging the Government to invest more in adult social care and public health services.
There are nearly 16,000 babies growing up in households where they are at risk from harm, the commission that monitors the care of children has warned.
Nearly £1bn earmarked for local investment will be lost if the Government does not act soon, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Southern councils have hit back against a Cambridge University analysis of local government funding that suggested they had experienced ‘minor’ cuts.
Two local councils have had ‘informal’ discussions about breaking away from a struggling East Sussex County Council in response to an ongoing financial crisis.
Disjointed health and social care services were placing increasing pressure on A&E departments, according to an independent health regulator.
Mark Whitehead investigates the Government's 'seemingly casual' approach to data when it comes to education spending.
Head teachers have attacked the way the Government has used statistics to defend its spending on education as 'shocking and disturbing'.
Surrey County Council is facing a legal battle over plans to cut its special educational needs and disabilities budget by more than £20m.
Local government leaders have welcomed the announcement of a new fund to tackle violent crime — but renewed calls to reverse cuts in public health budgets.