Blackburn and Darwen Council has approved a plan to 500 jobs over the next three years, in a bid to generate £13 million in savings.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has overspent by more than £865,000 on using agency workers to cover illness and maternity in the children’s social work sector.

Sheffield City Council has agreed an investment deal with a Chinese company which promises the city millions of pounds worth of funding.

Leeds City Council has warned that 2,000 jobs are at risk as a result of funding cuts, with the council needing to save around £110 million.

Sadiq Khan has introduced an £11 million fund to help eight London boroughs implement new measures to improve air quality in their areas.

A study has revealed that the UK’s ‘grey fleet’ costs employers more than £5.5 billion a year in mileage claims and car allowances.

Core Cities UK has warned that they must have a voice in EU negotiations if they are to close the £66 billion productivity gap.

Since local councils took control of public health from the NHS three years ago, the fight against obesity has cost over £500 million.

According to research by the Confederation of British Industry and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, Londoners living in social housing contributed £15 billion to the capital’s economy, in the year 2015.

The Home Affairs Select Committee has called on the government to create a new law making it an offence to refuse to hand over money and assets derived from crime.

Trade union Unite has called for local authorities to be held accountable for the way in which they use cash reserves, in a 14-point campaign.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has revealed that local authority fraud defences have saved councils around £271 million, over the last financial year.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has warned that the government’s decision to increase council tax by two per cent, has failed to plug the gap in care spend.

Sutton Coldfield Town Council has called on Birmingham City Council to provide £3 million to restore a crumbling town hall to enable it to host events and performances.

The proposal to devolve further financial powers to London has gained the support of Communities Secretary Greg Clark.

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