East Dunbartonshire Council has been told by the Accounts Commission that it must ‘up its games’ after an audit highlighted concerns over the council's ability to make necessary savings.

A freedom of information request has revealed that 63 out of 140 responding councils have cut meals on wheels services since 2010.

Councils will be allowed to increase council tax by six per cent over the next two years in order to fund social care services.

More must be done to the address the imbalance in arts funding between London and the rest of the country, a report suggests.

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the lack of social care funding leaving elderly people isolated is a ‘crisis made in Downing Street’.

Barnet and Harrow Councils have agreed to extend their shared legal service to deliver legal services to both councils for a further five years.

Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities believe that current housing targets will be impossible to meet because of a lack of planning resources.

If the government does not act urgently to halt drastic funding cuts, local authorities could see 340 public libraries close in the next five years

The Local Government Association has urged the government to reverse the planned £600 million funding cut to the the education services grant.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved almost £100 million funding for a city centre development in Coventry.

Councils in England and Wales could be given power to increase council taxes to fund the social care system, it has been reported.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

The Fire Brigades Union have warned that budget cuts are beginning to slowly undermine the effectiveness of fire services in England and Wales.

Local authorities spend an average of less than one per cent of their public health budget on mental health, Mind has claimed.

A new £2.5 million Communities Fund has been launched to provide a boost for small grassroots community groups.

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