Cornwall overspend poses ‘serious financial risk’
The council is on course to overspend its budget by around £18m by the end of the financial year.
Leicestershire faces worsening financial crisis
Leicestershire CC has said factors such as COVID-19 have left it facing a worsening financial crisis.
Sheffield budget overspends 'not sustainable'
Members told financial support from the Government is needed as the authority heads for a £43m overspend.
Croydon calls for asylum support funds to stave off intervention
The council is facing the prospect of Government intervention as it grapples with a multi-million pound funding gap.
Shetland's reliance on reserves 'not sustainable'
Shetland Islands Council is expected to fall back on more than £29m from its reserves to balance this year’s budget.
Hampshire prepares for public health cuts
Hampshire CC has called for a new model for council funding as it prepares for cuts of almost £7m to its public health budget.
Liverpool targets £30m savings
Liverpool City Council expects it will have to make savings of £32.9m to balance its budget next year.
Slough to make £200m capitalisation request
Slough Council is to ask the Government for a further capitalisation direction worth as much as £200m.
Dorset to grapple with £8m budget gap
Overspends in care services have left Dorset Council facing a budget gap totalling £8.3m by the end of the financial year.
Dealing with uncertainty's twists and turns
The role of Section 151 officers 'is ensuring we are laying the groundwork for being able to foresee the traps ahead, analysing, planning and navigating the uncertainty', says Adele Taylor.
‘Serious concerns’ over finances at Peterborough
An external auditor has said Peterborough City Council’s finances are among the most concerning he is overseeing.
Budgeting in volatile times
As we transition to a post-COVID world, councils are going to have to ‘learn quickly in real time’ how to handle levels of demand and price volatility never seen before in the sector, says Gary Fielding.
Hampshire faces £80m budget gap
A consultation has been opened by Hampshire CC on ways to address a budget shortfall.
‘Wholesale improvements’ required at Slough
External auditors have issued a scathing report on financial management at Slough BC.
Councils wait on capitalisation directions
MPs have raised concerns after it emerged councils are still awaiting confirmation on emergency funding.
Now's not the time to be shy
With a Spending Review later this year, local government finance leads should be 'making our case and evidencing what our resources deliver', says Adele Taylor.
Financial collapse at Croydon could have been avoided
Chances to avert the council’s current financial plight were missed, its leader has admitted.
Scottish pandemic recovery prospects ‘severely eroded’
The prospects for post-pandemic recovery in Scotland have been 'severely eroded' by funding constraints, councils have said
One eye on the data, the other on the future
Tony Kirkham explains why the delivery of this year's budget at Newcastle City Council will be the most difficult one he has worked on in his 32 year career.
Croydon granted capitalisation request
Croydon LBC has been granted a capitalisation direction just days before it was due to finalise its budget for the forthcoming year.