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Oxford’s workforce issues a ‘significant risk’

10/04/2024

High staff turnover and difficulty recruiting at Oxford City Council could affect staff morale, wellbeing and absence and ultimately impact service delivery, a report has found.

Cyber attack disruption to last weeks

18/03/2024

Leicester City Council expects disruption caused by a recent Cyber attack on the authority to continue until the end of the month.

14 councils ‘likely’ to issue s114s next year

28/02/2024

More than half of councils are likely to issue a section 114 notice within the next parliament unless funding is reformed, senior local authority figures have warned.

Warning over suicide prevention fund end

19/02/2024

The Local Government Association (LGA) is urging the Government to extend funding for suicide prevention projects in the Spring Budget.

Nottingham executive refuses to back budget cuts

14/02/2024

Executive members of cash-strapped Nottingham City Council have refused to recommend a report that sets out £20m in budget cuts.

Council financial crisis ‘out of control’

31/01/2024

MPs have issued a stark warning on the ‘very real’ prospect of more councils in England ‘effectively going bust’ if the Government does not address a £4bn funding gap.

Scottish councils face ‘difficult decisions’ on cuts

16/01/2024

‘Intensifying pressures’ on Scottish local authorities mean they must make difficult decisions on service delivery to remain financially sustainable, a watchdog has said.

Quarter of Scottish councils fear bankruptcy

13/12/2023

Nearly a quarter of Scottish councils fear they will be unable to balance their budget next year, new research shows.

Nottingham proposes cutting 550 jobs

13/12/2023

Nottingham City Council has proposed cutting 554 full-time equivalent posts in an attempt to tackle its financial shortfall.

One in five councils report bankruptcy fears

06/12/2023

A poll of council leaders and chief executives has revealed that one in five think it likely that their chief finance officer will need to issue a Section 114.

Council looks to address £100m ‘black hole’

01/11/2023

Somerset Council is considering measures, including reducing staffing and cutting services to statutory levels, to cover a £100m funding gap.

Liverpool looks to significantly improve services

22/09/2023

Liverpool City Council has set out a four-year plan to significantly improve the quality of services in the face of ‘complex’ issues.

Councils face £3bn funding gap, LGA warns

04/07/2023

Councils in England face a funding gap of almost £3bn over the next two years just to maintain services at their current level, the LGA reveals.

Cash-strapped Thurrock to hike charges

08/06/2023

Beleaguered Thurrock Council is set to increase charges for its services to help deal with its cash crisis.

Over 50% of councils set to cut spending on services

07/03/2023

Half of councils are planning to cut spending on services, increase commercial investments or spend their reserves to make ends meet this year, poll reveals.

Council chiefs warn against ‘devastating’ cuts

27/10/2022

Further cuts to local government funding will mean that councils will only be able to offer the ‘bare minimum’ of local services, county council leaders warn.

Council warns of 20% cuts to cope with financial crisis

30/06/2022

Oxford City Council has said that they are facing ‘tough choices’ over the coming months due to the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis.

Council sets up ‘arms-length’ business to deliver key services

03/12/2021

East Suffolk Council is to create a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to help it deliver key council services.

Power of local government eroded over decades, report concludes

16/04/2021

Local authorities have seen a ‘steady erosion’ of their autonomy by central Government over the last four decades, a new report has concluded.

Birmingham CC and Capita ‘dissolve’ long-standing partnership

02/08/2019

Birmingham City Council has announced that its 13 year joint venture with Capita has been ‘largely ended’, reportedly saving taxpayers £44m.

Councils invited to join design technique scheme

04/06/2019

Councils are being invited to join a scheme to help them use design techniques to improve the services they offer.

Council funding system ‘unsustainable’, financial experts warn

29/05/2019

Spending on local services has fallen over the last decade and the funding available to councils will become ‘inadequate’, according to financial experts.

Can investing in property pay for services?

23/05/2019

Investing in property to help pay for services is an idea whose time may have passed, says Mark Whitehead

Oxfordshire councils to extend joint working arrangements

16/04/2019

Two councils are considering extending their working partnership in a move they hope will trigger a ‘broader conversation’ on local government organisation.

Union calls on Brent councillors to bring cleaning services in-house

11/01/2019

The union GMB have thrown their support behind recommendations for Brent Council to bring their cleaning services back in-house.

Council revenues unlikely to ‘keep pace’ with demand on services

20/12/2018

Revenues from business rates and council tax will not keep pace with rising costs and demands for services, financial experts have warned.

English councils undergoing harshest spending cuts

09/10/2018

English councils have been hit twice as hard by spending cuts compared to their Scottish and Welsh counterparts, according to a study published today.

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