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Surrey CC faces a funding gap of £94m by March 2021 unless it takes drastic action to change its finances, a report by accountancy experts has warned.
There are no more easy pickings when it comes to cuts and now the cracks in austerity plans are taking their toll, writes Heather Jameson.
Northamptonshire CC has painted a bleak picture of basic future services in a bid to get its ‘truly perilous’ finances back under control.
Troubled Northamptonshire CC has issued a second Section 114 notice in a bid to regain control of its ‘truly perilous’ finances.
The UK’s success at recycling may be being boosted by fraudulent exports of unrecyclable materials, auditors have claimed.
Key cities could add a further £214bn to the economy over the next decade if the Government supports them to raise productivity to the national average, the Key Cities Group has said.
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced a £30m cash boost to tackle rough sleepers in the worst hit parts of the country.
New secretary of state James Brokenshire has declared himself to be ‘a real fan of local government’ and vowed to take a ‘hands on’ approach to his relationship with the sector.
Labour would scrap right to buy, and give councils new borrowing freedoms and central funding in a bid to kick-start house building, the party said today.
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.