Putting our finances on a secure footing

Andrew Burns examines how councils can ensure financial sustainability and put local services on the right path.

After a decade of austerity, the chancellor's recent Spending Round sent a strong signal to the public sector that the funding tide has finally turned. 

While the NHS, councils grappling with social care issues, primary and secondary schools and police forces were awarded some of the funding they desperately need, the UK's fiscal and economic outlook sparks concern over the viability of this spending approach. 

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