Council’s poor record keeping highlighted in study

An investigation into council spend has revealed large inconsistencies in how local councils keep and record information.

Local gov spending remaining with top suppliers

New research has found that, despite the collapse of Carillion, more than half of English council spending goes to a handful of the top suppliers.

Strained social care at increased risk of collapse

Adult social care system is at heightened risk of collapse as increasing strain is being put on millions of unpaid carers.

Council cuts stripping authorities to core

The CCN has warned that the ‘worst is yet to come’ as it predicts ‘unpalatable cutbacks’ next year amid further reductions to local authority funding.

£120m to be borrowed for Oxfordshire infrastructure

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to borrow up to £120 million to invest in infrastructure improvements, including road and property repairs.

May to announce £2 billion for social housing

Theresa May is to announce a £2 billion investment to build new council housing in England.

Reward district councils for role in building homes

District councils should be rewarded for delivering more homes amid large cuts in their spending power.

Norfolk CC could shut 46 of its 53 children’s centres

Under new proposals, Norfolk County Council has recommended shutting 46 out of 53 centres when their contracts end in September 2019.

Financial resilience needed in Surrey, as funding gap deepens

CIPFA has warned that Surrey County Council's £36 million funding gap could rise to £94 million by 2021.

Commonwealth Games could bankrupt Birmingham

A new audit report has warned that hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 could bankrupt Birmingham City Council.

Government launches housing sites drive

The government has launched two streams of investment to help get homes built in areas where they are needed most.

£6 million announced for 16 coastal projects

Sixteen coastal projects are receiving a share of £6 million to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast.

Redundancies have cost councils £4 billion

New data has revealed that councils in England have spent almost £4 billion making more than 220,000 staff redundant since 2010.

Pub Hub funding to advance community services

More than 30 rural communities will benefit from new or expanded village services that will be delivered by their local pub.

£1 billion housing delivery fund launched

James Brokenshire has announced a new partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance for the delivery of new homes.


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