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COUNCIL FINANCES
One surprise during the pandemic has been that no UK council has gone bust – but, alas, nearly 150 councils are reckoned to be in deep financial trouble.

KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
A valuation report prepared for a Grenfell Tower leaseholder suggests the royal borough underinsured the building by as much as £25m.

TOWER HAMLETS
An employment tribunal has dismissed unfair dismissal and discrimination claims against the council brought by an anti-corruption investigator.

SOUTHWARK
A resident’s complaint about a council scheme to reduce traffic in his home area received a truly bizarre response from his local Labour councillor.

HERTSMERE
The ruling Tories are in a tangle about whether they want Watford FC to build a new stadium in Bushey, within their borough but close to its bigger neighbour.

EDINBURGH
The inquiry into what went wrong with Edinburgh’s tram network has now taken longer than the line took to build and cost more than the Chilcot inquiry.


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