Staff restructure at centre of Bathnes council plans

Bath & North East Somerset Council has outlined how it plans to meet the financial and social challenges it is currently facing.

Local government managing taxpayer money poorly

The number of local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is increasing.

Support voiced for a tourist tax in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council has revealed strong support for the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy in the Scottish capital.

Council parking operations surplus rises by £165m

The annual surplus produced from council parking operations has risen by £165 million over the past five years, despite cuts in road improvements.

Public funerals cost councils nearly £5.4 million

UK councils spent nearly £5.4 million on public health funerals in the 12 months up to April 2018.

88 per cent of councils overspend on children’s services

133 out of 152 councils responsible for children’s services overspent in 2017-18, collectively overspending by an estimated £807 million.

Third of councils at risk of financial failure

A third of all councils in England are at risk of financial failure in the next ten years, with one in five set to be at risk of financial failure by 2021.

Burnham outlines plans for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

Millions of social homes needed to solve ‘housing crisis’

Three million new social homes must be built in England over 20 years to solve the ‘housing crisis’.

£6.7 billion needed to clear road bridges backlog

The cost of clearing the maintenance backlog for council-managed bridges in the UK has increased by a third to £6.7 billion in the past year.

Funding boost to accommodate London's homeless

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for thousands of new homes to help Londoners at risk of becoming homeless.

£675 million communities fund for high streets

Jake Berry has announced a £675 million Future High Streets fund to help create bold, new visions for town centres.

New venture to develop district energy schemes in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has entered into a pioneering new venture to develop district energy schemes across the city for the next 40 years.

Locally-driven approach needed for high streets

Retail industry leaders have urged for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres.

£22m of savings to balance Nottingham’s budget

Nottingham City Council is looking to agree £22 million of savings to balance its 2019/20 budget.

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