Equal pay ruling in favour of Glasgow City Council overturned
Glasgow City Council will look into making payments to potentially thousands of women workers after a court ruling suggested that the council might have been paying them less than their male colleagues.
Financial uncertainty forcing councils to award shorter contracts
The Government should offer subsidised loans to cash-strapped councils to encourage them to award longer contracts to organisations that support children with mental health difficulties, a think-tank has urged.
Finance concerns grow in wake of Grenfell
Council finance directors are growing increasingly concerned about the impact of the Grenfell Tower fire on their budgets.
4 Wheel Drive Woman on austerity
Tarquin, don’t go waving your Euros around like that, money does not grow on trees – or so Mrs May keeps telling us. At this rate you’ll have lost the lot before we even get to the airport.
Reading balances books but warns: ‘there’s no room for error’
Reading Council’s new boss has said the authority’s books are balanced until 2020 but there is ‘no room for things to go wrong’.
The road ahead for managing social care
Sean Nolan looks at the conflicts ahead for the social care green paper and outlines some of the key approaches CIPFA will be investigating.
Norse Group profits plunge by £1.8m
Norfolk CC’s wholly-owned company Norse Group’s underlying profits fell by nearly £1.8m in the last financial year despite an increase in turnover.
Action plan after Derby rapped over delayed accounts
Derby City Council has drawn up an action plan after being scolded by its auditor for delays to its 2016/17 accounts.
The Government has to address its housing policy
Heather Jameson says it is time the Government stopped burying its head in the sand on complex social issues - especially in the wake of Grenfell.
Council wins court battle days after Gove intervention
Sheffield City Council has won a court battle against people protesting about its tree-felling programme.
Council approves stadium loan
Salford City Council has approved a £630,000 loan to the home stadium of its main rugby league and union clubs.
Council raises borrowing limit by £150m
Torbay Council has dismissed fears after increasing its borrowing limit from £50m to £200m to help cover a £5m black hole.
Kirklees under ‘unprecedented’ pressure over £54m shortfall
Kirklees MBC ‘continues to face significant financial challenges’ even after raiding £23m from its reserves, senior councillors have heard.
Lancashire raids £82m from reserves
Lancashire CC’s £23m underspend in the last financial year conceals a potential £83m overspend, a report to senior councillors has warned.
90% ‘very dissatisfied’ with VOA rates appeals system
Nearly 90% of people appealing against their business rate levels are unhappy with the Valuation Office Agency’s new appeals system.
Money is just a small part of the problem
Despite the sector’s hard work, too often we fail kids in care and those we turn away, writes Heather Jameson.
Newham responds to criticism over lack of transparency
Newham LBC has insisted that its financial accounts are open and transparent after it came under fire in a national newspaper last week for a lack of transparency.
Griffin replaces retiring Rickards
Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.
No movement on rates has councils in a lather
Councils have reacted with anger after the Government refused to allow them to move £300m of business rates relief between years.
LGA mounts legal challenge over excessive credit card fees
More than 100 councils have joined a fully-funded legal challenge against MasterCard and Visa amid claims the companies unlawfully charged excessive interchange fees on transactions.