‘We are in dire straits at the moment’

The mood music about the state of North Northamptonshire Council is not improving as last night’s finance scrutiny meeting heard more complaints from councillors

By Sarah Ward

More than six months in and some major concerns about how the new unitary council serving North Northamptonshire is operating are still being raised.

High staff vacancy rates, the lack of transformation and problems within its finance departments were all aired by councillors sitting on the authority's finance scrutiny committee meeting hel…

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