Local government figures have expressed their disappointment at a lack of new council funding in the 2017/18 settlement.
While the government's answer to solving the social care crisis appears to be increasing council tax bills, will this money even make a dent in the expected overspend this year? William Eichler and Laura Sharman investigate.
Council tax rises designed to tackle the social care funding crisis will not prevent deep cuts to other local public services, town halls have warned.
East Hampshire District Council has announced it intends to cut council tax for the second year in a row.
Surrey CC has denied receiving a ‘sweetheart’ deal from the Government in return for ‘killing’ its referendum on proposals to hike council tax 15%.
Midlothian council has become the first Scottish local authority to increase council tax following a 10-year freeze.
Surrey Council County has announced it is abandoning proposals to increase council tax by 15% and has instead budgeted for a 4.99% rise.
One in three of the biggest councils in England are planning to increase council tax by the maximum level allowed without holding a referendum, a new survey has revealed.
In the wake of Surrey CC's decision to hold a council tax referendum, Dr John Stanton argues giving local authorities greater fiscal freedom will ease tensions between Whitehall and Town Halls.
The proposal to increase council tax by 15% to fund adult social care has been unanimously backed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet.