Scotland's 32 councils have accepted a funding package for 2016-17, despite local government body Cosla warning it will be "undeliverable without an unacceptable level of cuts to services and staffing".
The Government's "Pay to Stay" reforms will leave almost 60,000 households unable to afford to stay in their council homes, including around half of those affected by the policy in London and the South East, according to new research.
Cuts to local authority public health grants will have a detrimental effect on health, with programmes for mental health support, smoking cessation and weight management set to be decommissioned in some areas, according to new research.
Nearly three-quarters of councils are still commissioning homecare visits lasting just 15 minutes, despite national guidelines recommending at least twice as long and "universal condemnation" of the practice, a union has claimed.
Councils have been left unable to plan "vital" services because they have still not been formally told their individual public health funding settlements for the next two years, the Local Government Association has claimed.