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19 June 2019
Local authorities in England are sitting on almost £22 billion of financial reserves, £5 billion more than the year before, the Sunday Times reports, writes Dave Walsh, Liverpool council worker and Unite member.
21 March 2018
The age of austerity has claimed its first failing local authority, Northamptonshire, but it won't be the last. Councils in England overspent their services budgets by £901mn in 2016-17.
21 February 2018
The council has issued a 'Section 114 notice' banning all new expenditure other than on statutory services
18 October 2017
Two months have passed since Sheffield's Labour council won a High Court injunction against peaceful protesters fighting the felling of thousands of street trees in the city.
26 April 2017
Three leading staff members have already resigned from the Tory campaign team.
23 March 2016
40. Partly thanks to our intervention one of the central points of discussion among Corbyn supporters currently is the question of Labour councils and whether they have no choice but to implement cuts.
10 February 2016
There is nothing left to cut. Even Tory council leaders don't know where they'll find the government's latest 'savings'!
27 January 2016
I work in an office for my local council supporting social workers. I have left work many times in tears from feeling very overwhelmed. At times my depression has been greatly heightened due to being in the workplace.
16 September 2015
I am an adult carer, having fostered three boys at home. Two of them are dependent for all their needs on me and my husband John.
2 September 2015
In the past year, councils in England and Wales have sent bailiffs in to collect debts over two million times.
9 April 2015
One hundred and seventeen hospital porters in Dundee and 70 council workers in Glasgow are on all-out indefinite strike action for fair pay and recognition for the job that they do
4 March 2015
Northern conference: It is clear the Socialist Party Northern region is taking important steps forward in party building
27 June 2014
The GMB said council and school workers voted by three to one to walk out on 10 July over a pay offer worth 1% to most
19 May 2014
TUSC's ideas got a fantastic reception at the Lewisham Pensioners' Forum hustings for the local elections
5 March 2014
It came as no surprise to campaigners and trade unionists in Hull that the Labour council passed a budget which will mean cuts of £48 million to services over the next two years, with a loss of up to 500 jobs
10 February 2014
During February and March councils are meeting to decide budgets for the year ahead. Google 'council job cuts' and you will get a map of Britain with endless stories of local services falling apart
20 January 2014
A recent application by myself under the Freedom of Information Act to the local council here in St Helens revealed a reserve of £89 million
1 May 2013
For the first time this April, hundreds of thousands of the poorest in society received a shock with their post - for the first time, they will have received a bill for their council tax
25 February 2013
On Saturday 23 February over 1,000 people marched from Hanley to Stoke to protest against the council's plan to waste more than £59 million on an unnecessary new council HQ
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