• Mind the gap

    13 February 2019

    The MJ/LGiU survey exposes the growing gap between the public’s expectations and councils’ ability to deliver – with nearly two-thirds of respondents (61%) providing only ‘a little bit more’ than their statutory obligations.

  • Sheffield warns 'austerity not over yet'

    04 February 2019

    Sheffield City Council will dip into its reserves as it faces a budget overspend totalling £21m over two years.

  • Councils plan reserves increase post-Budget

    01 November 2018

    Prudent councils are shoring up their reserves in an effort to protect future finances, figures released as part of the Budget have revealed.

  • Reserves red alert

    07 March 2018

    NAO study on financial sustainability warns of fresh cash crisis for local authorities

  • Watchdog warns of 'serious concerns' over Clackmannanshire's finances

    25 January 2018

    Scotland's smallest mainland council must take ‘decisive action’ to find nearly £30m in savings over the next three years, auditors have said.