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Local government minister Rishi Sunak has vowed that his department will ‘make a compelling case’ for more funding ahead of this year’s Spending Review.
Local government leaders have warned the Chancellor that the upcoming Spending Review will ‘make or break’ over-stretched council services.
The Government must restore councils’ public health grants because of their important role in the urgent task of improving public health, according to a report from leading health think tank, The King’s Fund.
Local government finances are sustainable and the collapse of another authority is not expected, the ministry’s top civil servant has insisted.
Council are turning their attention to next year’s Spending Review amid warnings that yesterday’s Budget announcements failed to provide long-term stability for the sector.
A new report has highlighted 'serious concerns' over the future quality of neighbourhood services and adult social care unless councils receive adequate funding in the next spending review.
Fresh concerns have emerged about local enterprise partnerships (LEP) as the Government considers whether to use them to funnel UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) cash.
The sector needs to be more open and honest about poor performance, writes Abdool Kara.
Troubled Northamptonshire CC has issued a second Section 114 notice in a bid to regain control of its ‘truly perilous’ finances.
MPs have blasted the Government for being ‘complacent’ about the financial future of local authorities.