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Capital borrowing falls by a fifth in two years, data reveals

02/08/2022

Councils’ prudential borrowing for capital expenditure has fallen 22% in two years, official data confirmed.

Employers put forward flat rate rise in council staff pay

25/07/2022

Employers have offered a flat rate pay rise of £1,925 to all council staff. 

Kent calls for urgent response to Dover chaos

25/07/2022

Kent CC and its local partners have called for an urgent national response to the chaos and delays approaching the Port of Dover after distributing water and food to those affected through the weekend.

Sandwell refuse workers secure 9% pay rise to avoid strike action

22/07/2022

Refuse workers in Sandwell MBC have called off a planned strike due to start next week after accepting a 9% pay increase and securing additional annual leave.

Employers warn against local pay deals

19/07/2022

Councils have been warned against undermining the ‘fundamental integrity’ of national talks by agreeing local deals as pressure grows on pay.

Government urged to scale up levelling up

18/07/2022

The Government is focusing on the right issues as part of its levelling up agenda but needs to dramatically scale up investment and effort, according to the Institute for Government (IfG) think-tank.

Early intervention cuts trigger crisis interventions

18/07/2022

Councils, young people and families are trapped in a ‘vicious cycle’ due to the halving of investment in early intervention over the last decade, the largest children’s charities have warned.

Council chiefs warn of 'disastrous' financial crisis

27/06/2022

More councils could be tipped into financial crisis while others face emergency cuts due to soaring inflation and living wage increases, the LGA warned today.

Commissioners to oversee strategic decisions at Nottingham

23/06/2022

Commissioners are to oversee strategic decisions at Nottingham City Council amid fears of ‘further serious issues’ on the scale that led to a section 114.

Rising wage bill could lead to service cuts

21/06/2022

Government pledges on the National Living Wage (NLW) could cost councils at least £400m over the next two years and force further service cuts, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

UK comes under pressure to adopt rights charter

26/04/2022

Local leaders will continue to be ‘heavily constrained’ until the UK follows through on its promise to guarantee the rights of local government in law, a sector expert has warned.

Grenfell council admits leadership was 'unable to cope'

12/04/2022

Kensington & Chelsea LBC has admitted to the Grenfell Tower inquiry its ‘leadership was unable to cope’ in the days after the tragedy.

Government vows to end 'postcode lottery' on SEND

29/03/2022

Schools, councils and health providers will need to work together to support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) with more targeted funding, a Government green paper said today.

Ministers urged to reverse public health cuts

22/03/2022

The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged ministers to reverse public health cuts amid warnings the COVID-19 pandemic has left staff exhausted and exacerbated recruitment difficulties.

Children left 'at unknown risk' in Solihull

21/02/2022

A report was commissioned in December following the conviction of a father and stepmother for the murder of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

Shortcomings revealed in second child murder case

14/12/2021

A second court case in a month has revealed serious shortcomings in how local agencies responded to allegations of abuse shortly before a child’s murder.

Spielman: No silver bullet for children's social care

07/12/2021

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has warned there is no ‘silver bullet’ to the long-term problems in the children’s social care sector.

Powers warning ahead of new deals

07/12/2021

A new report today warns areas reluctant to accept directly-elected leaders in the next wave of devolution deals may be offered ‘fewer powers and flexibilities’.

Powys' savings off target

01/11/2021

Powys CC’s savings plans are 22% off target more than halfway through the financial year, senior councillors have been warned.

Commissioners to monitor Slough improvement plan

26/10/2021

Mismanagement and a dysfunctional culture contributed to Slough Council’s financial meltdown, two Government-ordered reviews have concluded.

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