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The Government is spending billions keeping public services going but failing to deal with underlying problems, experts have warned.
Nine out of ten councils said they have maintained service quality in the last year, but only one in six councils think this will continue over the next five years, new research has found.
Nearly two-thirds of council services in Wales have improved over the last year, according to new figures.
Westminster City Council has submitted its public sector accounts to the auditors in a record breaking nine days after the year end.
Children’s social care services at Sandwell Council could be transferred to a voluntary trust, after being rated as 'inadequate' by inspectors last year.
Durham and Lincolnshire have been named as the two top performing highways authorities in the country.
A council’s children’s services are suffering from ‘serious and widespread failures’, says Ofsted report.
Councils in Scotland have been warned that cutting staff numbers and increasing charges is neither 'sustainable nor sufficient' to meet future budget cuts, by a public spending watchdog.
Many multi-academy trusts (MATs) have been manifesting the ‘same weaknesses as the worst-performing local authorities’, the chief inspector of schools has warned.
James Downe reflects on the process of local government reform in Wales, and offers some thoughts about the future.