Nottingham council workers shouldn’t have to pay the price for Westminster’s failings

The UK’s biggest trade union is calling on the government to urgently address the ‘broken’ local council funding system that has led to Nottingham City Council effectively declaring itself bankrupt. Nottingham City Council must now stop all spending other than on services it must provide by law, which could mean drastic cuts to non-statutory services […]

Nottinghamshire County Council is the latest to face financial crisis but won’t be the last

Following yesterday’s announcement that Nottinghamshire County Council needs to plug a gap of over £60m over the next 3 financial years, the UK’s biggest trade union is calling on the Westminster government to urgently address the ‘broken’ local government funding system. UNISON, which represents local government workers delivering vital frontline services across Nottinghamshire, says Jeremy […]

East Midlands councils face cash crisis of more than £181m

Councils across the East Midlands face a collective funding gap of over £181m in the next financial year forcing them to cut essential services, says a report published by UNISON. Waste collections, leisure centres, nurseries and other vital services will all be hit according to the findings based on information* from local authorities in England, […]