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18 January, 2019Mark Smulian
Cambridgeshire CC has put a £1m provision in its proposed budget for 2019-20 because of uncertainty over the future of Northamptonshire CC, with which it co-owns shared services provider LGSS.
20 November, 2018Nick Golding
The housing and communities secretary has insisted to LGC that the forthcoming spending review period should be seen by local government in “a different context” to its recent predecessors during which “real savings” were required.
19 November, 2018David Paine
The government should use Brexit to ensure councils are adequately funded to help tackle poverty, according to the United Nations’ extreme poverty and human rights rapporteur.
14 November, 2018David Paine
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy’s past president Andy Burns is set to lose his job at Staffordshire CC as the county seeks to close a £35m budget shortfall next year.
9 November, 2018
9 November, 2018Nick Golding
Westminster City Council is urging the government to give it the freedom to impose higher council tax increases on the most valuable housing.
8 November, 2018Rob Whiteman
In 2008 the chancellor Alistair Darling predicted in his autumn statement it would take years of cuts to get public finances back to health.
7 November, 2018Mark Smulian
Cuts in everything from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to council transport services and potentially Local Government Association membership form part of the city’s 2019-20 budget consultation.
7 November, 2018Andrew Gwynne
Only a few weeks ago, in a speech that began with the prime minister dancing across the stage at Conservative party conference, we were promised that austerity was over.