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10 Aug 2022

Public services need another £44bn by 2025 to cope with inflation, says IFS

The government will need to spend an extra £44bn over the next three years on public services to keep pace with rising inflation and avoid steep…[more...]

10 Aug 2022

Inflation to add pressures onto public spending, IFS report says

The high rate of inflation will wipe out a significant chunk of planned real-terms spending rises for public services, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.… [more...]

10 Aug 2022

Energy bills to pass £4,000 a year

Six million UK households owe more than £200 to energy suppliers, according to a survey by Uswitch. Citizens Advice has also said it has helped more… [more...]

10 Aug 2022

Borrowing within the prudential code must be for public benefit

CIPFA’s Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities was updated in December 2021.
The code is important for local authorities because it sets out… [more...]

10 Aug 2022

Swimming pools: Concern as closures across the UK revealed

Swimmers across the UK have lost access to more than 60 public pools in the last three years, BBC News has found.
Freedom of Information… [more...]