• Union in industrial action threat over large-scale job losses

    09 July 2020

    Trade union Unite has warned it could launch industrial action unless Nottingham City Council removes its threat of large-scale redundancies.

  • Starmer to replace House of Lords with elected body

    01 July 2020

    A Labour government will replace the House of Lords with an elected body of representatives from local and regional government, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told a virtual Local Government Association conference session.

  • 'Hidden cuts' in Scottish Budget

    06 February 2020

    Council leaders have complained about ‘hidden cuts’ in a Scottish Budget that will deliver £11.3bn for council services in 2020/21.

  • Liverpool launches fight against cuts

    03 February 2020

    Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has urged the city’s residents to ‘rise up’ to fight any further cuts – while warning he would not set a budget that cut services.

  • Council on course to meet investment target

    14 January 2020

    South Cambridgeshire DC has revealed it is on course to generate a quarter of cash spent on services through its own investments.

  • Just a lull in the funding storm?

    13 November 2019

    David Phillips examines the choices the next Government will face, including whether (and how much) to raise taxes. What it decides could have big implications for councils and those who rely on their services.

  • A campaign to dispel some of the myths about local government

    17 June 2019

    Unison has launched a campaign this week to celebrate the work of council staff. General secretary Dave Prentis explains why.

  • Charities find children's 'cuts hotspots'

    26 February 2019

    Per capita funding for children’s services has fallen by more than 30% since 2010, with London boroughs suffering the most savage cuts, children’s charities have warned.

  • The £1m question: How corporate are you? 

    21 February 2019

    As we approach the end of the financial year senior managers anxiously request projections. Will the budget be overspent or underspent? It will be one or the other, says Blair Mcpherson.

  • 'Cuts begin to bite' for Scottish authorities

    05 February 2019

    Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.