Croydon's property firm ‘entirely dependent’ on council funding
Croydon LBC has come in for heavy criticism over the performance of its property company.
Government accused of 'political' COVID funding
Officers at Hampshire CC have accused the Government of awarding funding based on politics rather than financial need.
More Section 114 notices predicted next year
Local authorities are facing deep cuts to frontline services and Section 114 notices next year, the sector has warned.
Kingston prepares to tackle £21m deficit
A budget gap of £21m in the coming years is being predicted by officers at Kingston LBC.
Redbridge grapples with £60m overspend
Officers at Redbridge LBC are drawing up a second plan to mitigate the soaring costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manchester considers £50m of cuts
A programme of cost-cutting measures has been put forward by officers in an effort to tackle a looming £105m budget deficit.
Peterborough reserves near exhaustion
The council has taken a financial hit of £38.9m due to the coronavirus crisis.
Public interest report issued over 'financial fiasco' at Croydon
Croydon LBC has been accused of ‘corporate blindness’ by external auditors in a public interest report on the council’s finances.
Lancashire deficit to reach £79m
The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left Lancashire CC facing a deficit of £79.3m by 2023/24.
Manchester predicts £136m budget gap
The city council is braced to take a hit to its income from its airport investments in 2021/22.
Dorset Council braces for £43m overspend
The coronavirus crisis has cost the council around £60m.
Bexley faces £13m overspend
The London borough has forecast this year’s budget will be exceeded by almost 10% in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Call for multi-year funding
Ministers have been urged to commit to multi-year settlements for local government by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Future Forum: Whitehall ‘lacks belief’ in councils
The relationship between local authorities and central government is holding the sector back, The MJ's Future Forum has heard.
Council accuses government of ‘betrayal’
Nottingham City Council has charged the Government with reneging on a promise to cover the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peterborough seeks financial rescue package
Peterborough City Council is in talks with the Government over plans to rescue its finances.
Oxfordshire looks to bridge £16m budget gap
The council plans to delay service overhauls in a bid to cover a £16m budget shortfall this year due to the coronavirus crisis.
The case for change has never been stronger
Even though councils' financial positions are difficult, 'we must work out how we redirect our resources to deliver outcomes that will make a difference', says Tracie Langley.
Thousands of council jobs at risk due to funding shortfall, union warns
Tens of thousands of council jobs could be lost unless the Government addresses the current funding shortfall, Unison has warned.
Councils lack reserves to deal with coronavirus crisis
More than 100 councils in England have no reserves to draw upon to cover the financial impact of COVID-19.