Staff restructure at centre of Bathnes council plans

Bath & North East Somerset Council has outlined how it plans to meet the financial and social challenges it is currently facing.

Local government managing taxpayer money poorly

The number of local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is increasing.

Support voiced for a tourist tax in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council has revealed strong support for the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy in the Scottish capital.

Social houses for former service personnel with PTSD

James Brokenshire has announced that former service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing.

SEN children waiting too long for EHC plan

Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan.

Council parking operations surplus rises by £165m

The annual surplus produced from council parking operations has risen by £165 million over the past five years, despite cuts in road improvements.

Public funerals cost councils nearly £5.4 million

UK councils spent nearly £5.4 million on public health funerals in the 12 months up to April 2018.

88 per cent of councils overspend on children’s services

133 out of 152 councils responsible for children’s services overspent in 2017-18, collectively overspending by an estimated £807 million.

Third of councils at risk of financial failure

A third of all councils in England are at risk of financial failure in the next ten years, with one in five set to be at risk of financial failure by 2021.

Burnham outlines plans for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

Millions of social homes needed to solve ‘housing crisis’

Three million new social homes must be built in England over 20 years to solve the ‘housing crisis’.

New penalties in fight against waste crime

Thérèse Coffey has announced new financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping, with offenders facing penalties of up to £400.

Funding for 900 new children’s social workers

The government has revealed plans to fund 900 places on the Frontline children’s social work training programme up to 2021.

£6.7 billion needed to clear road bridges backlog

The cost of clearing the maintenance backlog for council-managed bridges in the UK has increased by a third to £6.7 billion in the past year.

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone now in operation

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone became operational from 31 December 2018, with plans to extend to all vehicle types by the end of 2022.

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