Northamptonshire County Council to have section 114 notice lifted

The decision comes following a recommendation from the two government appointed inspectors who were brought in to oversee the council’s turbulent financial crisis

Council Tax: Shire counties face biggest increase

Residents in shire counties will be paying £76 more than the national average of £1,750.

CIPFA Conference warns local authorities on Brexit preparations

Dan Burke, partner at PriceWaterhouseCooper, has said that local authorities have "a lot more to do" in order to prepare for Brexit.

Local income tax 'best option' for devolution, says IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report released today states that income tax seems the most promising candidate for partial devolution.

Seven assessors jailed for housing benefit fraud

Assessors working for Lambeth, Kingston and Barking and Dagenham created false housing benefit claims over a period of six years

PAC: One in five public bodies failing to safeguard value for money

The numbers are worst for local NHS bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospital Trusts, where 38% did not have proper arrangements.

CIPFA reveals second highest council tax increase in ten years

Rob Whiteman: “The extent of the rises across the country are a reflection of the incredible fiscal pressure faced by local authorities and police"

Empty homes tax could generate £1.2bn, suggests research

New tax could be more effective and quicker than building new homes

Glasgow Council remortgage deal will finance equal pay claims

Deal agreed by councillors will transfer ownership of venues to City Property Glasgow Investments LLP

£2bn additional spend in Scottish public services

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has announced that health services and public services will benefit from more than £2 billion.

Services at risk due to £8 billion black hole

The Local Government Association is launching a new campaign to influence the forthcoming Spending Review.

Gloucestershire budget to invest in children’s services

Gloucestershire County Council’s budget for 2019/20 will see almost £11 million extra invested into children’s services.

£70bn blueprint to transform the North’s economy

A £70 billion plan to transform transport links across the north of England has been unveiled.

£23 million for research into road repairs

Chris Grayling has announced £22.9 million of funding for new technology that could help stop potholes from forming.

£1m for innovative digital social care projects

Projects that support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care are set to share in new funding.


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