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Newham LBC is to press ahead with a commission to examine a litany of financial failures dating back 13 years.
The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC said the council’s budget was prepared with the speed of a rollercoaster.
Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.
A £90m windfall for local authorities and moves to reform council tax have been pledged by the Scottish Government.
Councils would be required to consult residents before cutting down trees in urban areas under Government plans.
A not-for-profit company will be created to provide housing for homeless families in 11 London boroughs.
Councils have reacted angrily to ‘short-sighted’ cuts to public health funding next year by the Government.
Wakefield Council should retain control of its children’s services, a commissioner has recommended.
A care provider has been sold in a multi-million pound deal, with another company expected to be flogged in the coming months.
Local government finances are sustainable and the collapse of another authority is not expected, the ministry’s top civil servant has insisted.