local government

Local authority sell-offs, especially those used to fund redundancies, show government needs to bring serious money to the table
Of the authorities which responded, 301 of 312 said they would increase rates.
The government is now investigating, amid concerns £23million may have been used unlawfully.
In a major collaborative investigation with HuffPost UK & regional journalists across the country, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that local government funding crisis has become so dire that councils are being forced to sell thousands of public spaces and are using some of the cash to pay for further service cuts and redundancy payments.
Would you sell a disused building to raise funds, or retain for potential future use but instead cut adult social care? These are the difficult decisions facing councils every day
HuffPost UK has partnered with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism to uncover the public servants, services and spaces being lost.
The Tories need to start putting the needs of communities across the country above their own political expediency.
Local councils have picked up most of the bill, even as their budgets continue to be squeezed.
We are exploring the impact of council job losses on community services and the local economy.