New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) have revealed that councils’ spending in England will fall by one per cent in 2016-17.

Lincoln Council has approved proposals to charge 20p to use its public toilets as part of plans to combat government funding cuts.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised concerns over the oversight of devolution deals in England, warning that plans for proper accountability are not yet in place.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has backed proposals for a Solent combined authority.

Arun, Chichester and Horsham District Councils are exploring plans to share services in a bid to save £2 million a year and improve services.

Official figures have shown that councils are planning to use £1.9 billion of cash reserves in order to fund services for the next financial year.

Cornwall Council has called on the government to assure it that it will replace the funding it received from the EU with further investment.

Following the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU, council leaders have warned that the Local Government Pension Scheme could fall in value.

Welsh government figures have shown that Wales had an £86 million black hole of unpaid council tax, at the end of the financial year.

In an attempt to save £230,000 in salary costs, the City of York Council is contemplating reorganising its senior management structure.

Sadiq Khan has said that he will review the capital’s housing zone scheme in an attempt to bring about the availability of affordable housing.

A report has called on local government to make land available for groups who desire to establish cohousing communities.

According to a new survey conducted by Unison, government cuts have have lead to 73 per cent of council staff experiencing increased levels of stress.

Liverpool and Wirral councils are set to pilot a social stock exchange scheme in a bid to encourage investors to put their money into local firms.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that government borrowing declined slightly in the month of May, compared to the same time in 2015, but maintained the figure was still higher than expected.

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