The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that government borrowing declined slightly in the month of May, compared to the same time in 2015, but maintained the figure was still higher than expected.

Dundee council has proposed that a minimum of five per cent of the council’s spend on roads and transportation will go towards improving cycling infrastructure.

Grant Thornton has criticised Derby City Council for issues of mismanagement and wastage, in a report which examined governance at the local authority during the 2014/15 financial year.

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the cost off paying off historic debts is squeezing out council’s dwindling revenue resources.

The risks posed by proposed plans to give local authorities the ability to retain 100 per cent of business rate revenue must be addressed before the plans are rolled out, a report from the Communities and Local Government Committee has warned.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has said the council must generate £44 million in savings by next year, in order to address a £60 million budget gap.

The twenty small to medium sized northern cities contribute to nearly a third of the north’s economy, according to a report from Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North.

Lincolnshire County Council has backtracked on plans to turn of street lighting at 10pm following calls from local residents.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have announced a new shared finance system that they believe will save an estimated £6.8 million.

An inquiry into whether local authorities can fulfil their statutory obligations with the funding available for adult social care has been launched.

A YouGov poll commissioned by the Times has found that 31 per cent of ABC1 workers will need to borrow to pay an unexpected bill of £500.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has highlighted that increased digital innovation has the potential to save millions while improving services.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that councils will need more funding to cover the cost of caring for refugee children, in order to avoid increasing council tax and cutting servic

The Local Government Association (LGA) has found that the majority of local authorities in England are involved in shared service arrangements.

According to an investigation by the BBC, around two thousand council-run public toilets have closed in the last decade, leaving a number of regions with sparse facilities.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.