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English county council spending and cuts to frontline services will amount to £1bn in the next financial year, research has found.
The Government has announced a £2bn investment to increase the provision of affordable housing.
The sector’s ability to respond to crises such as a care provider failure could be hit after Whitehall demanded cuts to a key improvement programme, senior councillors have been warned.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has defended its support of the struggling UK Municipal Bonds Agency.
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.
A single senior management team for a new Nottinghamshire unitary would deliver ‘significant savings’ and improve service quality, the county council’s leader has claimed.
Oxfordshire CC’s largest ever transformation initiative could save up to £58m a year, officers have estimated.
The struggling Municipal Bonds Agency has pleaded for councils to ‘pull behind us’ amid warnings it could run out of money before issuing a bond.
Haringey LBC could invest £1.6m in 2019/20 to allow some of its poorest residents to not pay council tax.
Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.