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Neil Merrick finds out what consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services or deliver a balanced budget.
Does the publication of Letwin’s report into tackling the housing crisis mean councils will take a more proactive role in development? Neil Merrick explores.
With figures revealing the number of complaints about local councils are on the rise, what does this say about the performance of the sector? Neil Merrick investigates.
Neil Merrick outlines the five key areas that parish and town councillors should be trained in.
With councils being forced to spend more money on children in crisis, this often comes at the expense of preventative services. Neil Merrick finds out why this is creating a postcode lottery in children's social care.
Local authorities are spending record sums on emergency payments to households that otherwise face eviction by private or social landlords. Neil Merrick investigates.
Neil Merrick finds out why councils are struggling to replace only a fraction of the homes sold under Right to Buy, and explores how the housing policy could be improved.
Neil Merrick finds out why some parish councils are doubling or trebling council tax precepts after taking on services from higher tier authorities.
From death threats to online harassment, just why are councillors subject to increasing levels of abuse? Neil Merrick investigates.
Why has the move towards 100% retention of business rates been so slow? Neil Merrick investigates.