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.

Gosport Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council have requested to share senior management in a bid to make financial savings.

A report by Centre of Cities has advised that the Northern Powerhouse will only succeed if more resources are spent on underperforming cities in the region.

80 per cent of local authorities have cut funding for school and college transport programmes since 2010, a new report claims.

56 per cent of local authority chief executives are anticipating that some authorities will face a financial crisis inside the next 12 months.

Universal Credit, the government’s flagship benefits reform, is now available to all types of claimant in five areas across the UK.

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) is offering an unlimited number of free places at the NOA Symposium 2016 for employees of public sector organisations.

According to the National Audit Office (NAO), taxpayers which are forced to hold the line while calling HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) lost the equivalent of £97 million in 2015.

Cities need a wide range of fiscal freedoms in order to deliver economic growth, a new report from Core Cities UK and Metro Dynamics argues.

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) £90 million boost for the Great British Coast is now open for businesses to bid on.

Members of the GMB union at Glasgow City Council have voted to strike over changes to working arrangements, which they claim could cost each worker up to £500 per year.

The government shared services strategy has delivered savings but has failed to to achieve value for money, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for urgent reform of the business rates appeals system, claiming that money set aside to cover the risk of appeals could be better used for local services.

It was announced in the Queen’s Speech that the saving of millions of pensioners will be better protected under new plans for the Pension Bill.

Ludlow is expected to lose a number of its public services, after it was announced that Shropshire Council would be withdrawing from discretionary services amid financial concerns.

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