Council tax risers were warned they would get kicked out of office in this election. So how did they fare…
Freeze? Increase? Cut? What are local authorities planning for council tax in 2013?
DCLG has lead from the front on many savings measures - but what about their suggestion to scrap subsidised council canteens
With turbulent times ahead, treasurers are being extra careful with the council coffers. But such prudence could be as dangerous as it is wise
The National Audit Office is widening its remit as the Audit Commission exits the field - should local government fear a new era of inspection?
Local government insiders have described the government’s welfare reforms as a “time bomb” for local government, and in recent weeks you may have heard a whispered countdown.
Private letters between Conservative leaders and their ministers reveal frustration over the way the council tax freeze grant was handled. Not only did they feel forced into making a decision they were unsure about, but the lack of information about future funding meant they were making that decision “in the dark”
Chief executives who overhaul their councils too thoroughly may be doing themselves out of a job, writes Ruth Keeling.
Ministers have opened a new front in their council tax battle - and it involves a favourite past time