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Overall council reserve levels have seen a surprising increase in the past year, but this has not been felt evenly across the sector, says Paul Dossett.
Somerset County Council faces 'a very challenging position' and could run out of money within a year unless it takes action, according to a financial review.
Northamptonshire County Council has balanced the books for 2017/2018 and end the financial year without using all of its reserves.
Scotland's smallest mainland council must take ‘decisive action’ to find nearly £30m in savings over the next three years, auditors say.
Should councils ignore government pressure to trim down their cash reserves? Sam Clayden investigates.
Councils will be unable to cover the costs of voluntary mergers in Wales using their reserves, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA) has warned.
Councils in Scotland have managed their finances well but face big challenges ahead, spending watchdogs have warned.
Thanet council defended ‘record of sound financial management’, despite budget report warning the council faces ‘signficant risks’ because of low reserves.
Lancashire County Council is not financially sustainable and would have spent all its reserves by 2018/19, a new report has warned.
Councils should be held accountable for their use of cash reserves and track how money is being utilised, according to trade union Unite.