This report is drawn from the LGIU’s 11th annual survey of senior council leaders, chief executives, chief finance officers and cabinet members for finance, and provides a detailed picture of how the sector views the current financial position of local authorities.
In this article, Dr Ben Worthy, lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, examines the findings from his recent research paper on (the lack of) oversight and audit in English local government finances, and makes suggestions for how the system should be improved.
Learning from local government finance across the world: Proposals for improving the financial resilience of local government in England
We know local government finance in England is not fit for purpose, but how can we fix it? The proposals in this paper draw on our in-depth research into local government systems in Germany, Italy and Japan – part of an ongoing international comparisons project.
Dr Greg Stride is leading LGIU’s 2024 state of local government finance report. In this blog, he talks through the history of the survey and how we’re updating it for 2024.
In this article, Dr Greg Stride, from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, picks out some key lessons from our recent report on local government finance in Japan.
The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is exploring how local government is funded in different countries as part of ongoing work to develop new ideas and solutions to tackle long-standing problems. This report takes an in-depth look at the system in Japan.
This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre explores the financial pressure that councils are facing from the perspective of those responsible for council finances. It is based on a survey sent to council leaders, chief executives and directors of finance in Scottish local authorities.
Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre takes a look back over the last year of the LDRC’s original research and looks forward to 2024.
As we launch our new manifesto for local government Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, outlines how we plan to work with the global community of local government to share learning and build a stronger foundation for local delivery in the 21st century.
This new report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, written by our partners at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Care looks at the implications for local government of a national care service plan as proposed by the Scottish government.