DIGITAL transformation is the top priority for public sector finance chiefs, according to a new survey.

NEWCASTLE City Council will cut senior management posts as part of a shake-up designed to deliver £500,000 of savings.

The former managing partner for local government and education at telecommunications giant O2 has become Buckinghamshire County Council's new director of digital and ICT.

AN EXTRA £32m has been added to the Government's £140m fund to regenerate deprived housing estates, ministers have announced.

MENTAL HEALTH services in most parts of England receive "close to nothing" in council funding, charity Mind has warned.

LIBRARIES saw council funding cut by £25m in 2015-16, according to new figures.

PARKING operations generated a record high surplus of £756m for councils in England in 2015-16, according to new figures.

"RADICAL changes" are needed in local government to ensure it remains fit for purpose as staff frustration and demotivation threatens the future sustainability of services, a think tank has warned.  

DATA silos that prevent information from being accessed and analysed across councils are seen as a major barrier to effective service delivery, according to new research.

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May is reportedly considering allowing councils in England to increase council tax to boost funding for social care amid warnings that the system could "topple at any moment".

SIX out of 10 local authorities are breaching their legal duty to ensure suppliers are paid promptly, according to new research.

A £600M CUT to the Education Services Grant planned for 2017 risks having a "serious negative effect" on children's education and should be dropped, councils have said.