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Local government finances are sustainable and the collapse of another authority is not expected, the ministry’s top civil servant has insisted.
Outsourcing company Capita has agreed to pay more than £4m compensation to Barnet Council for its poor performance - but will continue providing services until at least next year.
A new funding package worth £150m has been agreed by four councils in the Tay Cities region of Scotland.
Transport spending has risen twice as much per person in London than in the North since launch of Northern Powerhouse five years ago, according to the latest research.
Local government leaders in Wales have welcomed the latest figures put forward by the Cardiff administration for next year's budgets – but warned there could still be further cuts to services or rises in council tax.
County councils spent £323.3m on transporting young people to school last year, figures have revealed.
Car parking charges have generated 32% more profit for councils in England over the last four years, new figures have revealed.
Conservatives in Wales have accused councils of imposing a 'huge tax on shoppers' after figures revealed they made more than £10m this year from parking charges and fines.
A rise in the number of adults with severe learning disabilities will cost councils an extra £2bn by 2025, figures released today have revealed.
Councils are facing a £536m funding shortfall to provide support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), new research has found today.