A local authority in Scotland overpaid staff and former workers by more than £800,000 in less than three years, spending watchdogs have revealed.
More than 100 Tories are set to win council seats in local elections in England on May 2 before a single ballot is cast, provisional figures show.
Scotland’s councils are dealing with rising demands for care and increasing staff sickness rates while day-to-day funding from the Scottish Government has fallen in real terms over the last six years, a new report has warned.
Tourism Secretary Fiona Hylsop has said the Scottish Government will bring forward legislation that could result in a new levy being charged on hotel stays – despite refusing to say if she supports the change.
Motorists could be hit with a massive hike in parking fees of up to 230 per cent from next month – with councils set to rake in one billion pounds over the next year.
Councils have warned the Government against making further funding cuts to youth offending teams as knife crime continues to come under the spotlight.
Scottish Labour has claimed that council charges will soar across the country as a result of the Budget agreed between the Scottish Government and the Greens.
A council which approved a groundbreaking policy to support employees who are victims of domestic abuse has been praised for “leading the way”.
Domestic abuse victims who work for a Scottish council will get up to 10 days paid “safe leave” after councillors approved the groundbreaking policy.
Councils across England have been urged by Jeremy Corbyn to introduce extra charges for drivers of polluting vehicles.
More than £50 million of cash in the Scottish Government’s Budget for the coming year will go unspent, it has emerged.
Unite union members have voted to reject the latest pay offer from Cosla for local government workers, increasing the threat of industrial action.
Scotland's Public Finance Minister today denied the north-east has been short-changed in a budget described as “disastrous” for residents.
North-east councils could join forces in a bid to cut procurement costs.
A revolt is brewing as councils across Scotland follow Aberdeen and Moray's lead in announcing they could reject the Scottish Government's funding package.