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.
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.
This manifesto details what we believe needs to happen to set local government on the right path to be the sustainable and effective force we all need. It is based on research the LGIU has undertaken over the last decade and on a programme of in-depth conversations with our members.
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.
This report focuses on the local government funding system in Germany. It is part of ongoing research by the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre comparing funding systems in different countries.
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