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“Perfect storm” of financial pressures could stay with councils for years to come, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Coronavirus is moving Londoners to greener pastures, but it’s a luxury not many other cities can afford.
Residents of district and county councils, including Tory councillors, fear Downing Street redrawing the local authority map to suit its agenda.
A long line of local authorities warn that without a bailout, banktuptcy is imminent.
Regional leaders say that without increased support from central government, local authorities will be unable to pay for basic services.
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Spotlight’s exclusive survey reveals Labour councillors less satisfied than Conservative counterparts on the government’s handling of the crisis.
After ten years of cuts, the pandemic may usher in a new settlement for local government.
Despite financial pressures, local authorities are working with voluntary groups to keep core services afloat.
Despite hints at returning to the days of illegal budgets and a confrontation with Westminster, pain is far from over in a city haunted by cuts.