New research has found that councils in England generated a surplus of £756 million from parking charges and fines last year.
Ffunding for public libraries was cut by £25 million last year, a new CIPFA report has shown.
Newcastle City Council has announced management arrangement changes that will contribute £500,000 to meeting its budget shortfall.
The government is using ‘complicated’ commissioning processes to secure vital public services, threatening small charities.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.
Cherwell District Council is planning to set up its own online lottery to raise money for local charities and community groups.
The Mayor of London has announced that a record £154 million per year will be spent on cycling in the capital over the next five years.
The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has expressed concern over plans to move HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) services online, warning the move could lead to another potentially ‘disastrous decline’ in customer service.
New budget plans for Stoke-on-Trent City Council will threaten 200 jobs and could mean raising council tax by three per cent to pay for extra social care
A group of MPs have raised issue with a decision by HM Revenue and Customs and contractor Concentrix which involved plunging tax credit claimants into ‘humiliating hardship and debt’.
Ten libraries in Swindon are set to close unless community groups volunteer to take them over, Swindon Council has warned.
Newcastle City Council is reconsidering a move to axe shift allowances, cutting some staff pay by more than £3,800 per year.
Concerns over job safety have been raised after Redcar and Cleveland Council unveiled plans to save around £26 million over the next three years, putting 100 jobs at risk.
Reading Borough Council is to approve an additional £10.5 million in efficiency savings in a bid to fill a £42 million funding gap.
Glasgow City Council has announced plans to have 50,000 new jobs and an additional 1000 new businesses by 2023.
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