Local Government Association
New "permitted development rights" also mean developers don't need to build *any* affordable homes when they replace old buildings with housing.
Local authorities have warned that the strain of dealing with coronavirus could lead to 'extreme cost-cutting and rationing measures'.
The leader of one council said No.10 was risking "tragedy" by failing to share information on people's needs with local authorities on the ground.
Council backroom staff may have to work on the frontline of local services if sickness rates hit exceptional levels.
Routine road maintenance budgets have fallen from £1.1 billion in 2009/10 to around £701 million in 2017/18.
Just 11% of people born in 1996 are home-owners, compared with 21% of those born in 1976 who were home-owners at age 22, the Local Government Association (LGA) said.
Exclusive: Improvement scheme at standstill two years after fatal disaster, while local authorities also fear not getting compensation.
Cash for Sure Start centres has been cut by nearly a quarter in four years.
Austerity is not over yet, there's no cash for councils, and a lot of Brexit impact
Local councils have picked up most of the bill, even as their budgets continue to be squeezed.