Council bailout cash not even a short-term fix, says UNISON 

Councils need proper and sustained funding, not panicked quick fixes to keep the wolf from the door in an election year

Councils face ‘dire’ cash crisis totalling more than £3.5bn

Huge funding gaps mean job and service cuts are inevitable

Sleepwalking into a special educational needs crisis

Chronic underfunding, overworked staff and simply not enough schools – inadequate SEND provision is leaving ‘vulnerable children by the wayside’

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Councils in tourist hotspots overwhelmed with litter problems

Ministers must fund councils properly to keep places clean and safe