Councils are facing a fresh risk of NHS fines for ‘bed-blocking’ as health bodies struggle to hit new Treasury targets to reduce deficits.
Plans to roll out 100% business rates retention from April 2019 have been thrown into the air by the calling of the General Election.
The adult social care market is ‘broken’ with services now bought at prices that are unsustainable, a damning report has warned.
Devolution and economic growth has been damaged by 'endless tinkering' from Whitehall, a damning study has argued today.
Scottish council pension funds have been urged to invest more in sustainable energy and housing projects.
Councils have the capacity to take up to 4,000 unaccompanied child migrants providing they are handed Government cash to support any new scheme, MPs report.
The chair of a leading pensions body has called for MPs to examine the local government scheme.
Scottish councils have slashed their spending by 11% over five years, new figures have shown.
Council tax rises designed to tackle the social care funding crisis will not prevent deep cuts to other local public services, town halls have warned.
The value of contract awards in local government fell following the Brexit vote – despite an overall increase of 5% across the public sector as a whole, new figures have revealed.