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Britain’s budget deficit has soared due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic – but figures released by the Office of National Statistics have yet to take in the full effect.

Jenrick unveils an extra £1.6bn for coronavirus crisis

Councils are to receive an extra £1.6bn in funding to deal with the coronavirus crisis, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

Debt-hit Northern Ireland council votes for ‘urgent assistance’

Causeway Coast & Glens BC has voted to bring in independent financial advisers after confirming total borrowing of £71.1m.

LGA to hit back at proposed council tax restrictions

The Local Government Association (LGA) is to fight proposals to restrict council tax rises to 2% without the holding of a referendum.

Future Forum North: Emergency planning needs boost amid climate change concerns

Emergency planning training needs to be improved as we face more frequent extreme weather conditions, Rotherham MBC’s assistant chief executive has said.

Housing association adds up its social value

Housing association The Hyde Group contributes £15,689 per tenancy, per year to the economy through its housing provision and services, an independent report has calculated.

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Labour’s winning partnership

On the eve of Labour’s spring conference in Birmingham this weekend, Nathan Yeowell says that it’s time to celebrate the effectiveness of Labour’s own winning central:local partnership

Voluntary CO2 drive ‘not working’

A voluntary approach to tackling climate change locally is failing, a leading environmental charity has warned.

Homes scheme is ‘no bonus for northern areas’

The Government’s new homes bonus scheme is stripping cash from the north of England, according to Unison.