A report on Bristol City Council’s finances, conducted Steve Bundred, the former chief executive of the Audit Commission, has concluded that its £29 million deficit was a result of a ‘collective fairly of leadership’.

A bid to merge all council services in Dorset under the control of two new authorities has moved a step closer.

A report shows that men in their 20s are earning £12,500 less than the previous generation owing to the changing nature of work.

There must be a radical change in workforce strategy if the UK is to attract necessary numbers of social care workers post-Brexit.

Southwark Council has announced plans to join a shared IT service with two other London local authorities.

Elizabeth Truss has announced that a new frontline service focused on reforming offenders and cutting crime will launch in April 2017.

Inverclyde council has announced plans to freeze its basic council tax bills.

A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that tax is expected to rise as a share of the UK’s income, to its highest level in 30 years.

Surrey Council has scrapped its plans to increase its council tax by 15 per cent, and has instead approved a rise of 4.99 per cent.

A town council in Devon has been held to ransom by hackers demanding £3000 in return for public data.

The first of several meetings are being held across Scotland to decide whether councils should raise their council tax.

A survey conducted by the Sunday Times has indicated that at least a third of local authorities in England are planning to increase council tax by 4.99 per cent, the maximum level with incurring a referendum.

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has published a report calling on councils in England to do more to ensure parking fines are ‘fair to all’.

Figures collated from a freedom of information request (FoI) submitted by the BBC, have shown that nearly 400 reminders have been sent to councillors in arrears.

Swindon Borough Council has agreed to sell its share of Thamesdown Transport Limited to the private company Go South Coast.

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