England & Wales Finance, Personal and organisational development

Ask the Expert: The state of local government finance in England 2024


This session is open exclusively to LGIU members. Not a member but interested in this report launch? Reach out to us to explore how we can work with your organisation!


Join our experts from the Local Democracy Research Centre for an exclusive briefing on the results of our state of local government finance survey for 2024. LGIU members will get an inside perspective on what the results mean for the sector, particularly before the upcoming budget.

Hear from other councils and share what these findings mean to you.  This is a chance to explore and understand the long-term financial sustainability and stability of local governments while connecting with industry experts and other councils.

Key outcomes

  • Understand the results of the 2024 local government finance survey
  • Gain insight around the upcoming budget for local government and what we should be looking out for in 2024, including if there is a general election
  • Connect with other councils and feed into the LGIU’s research on the state of local government finance

Who should attend

This event is open to LGIU members. We recommend joining if you are a finance officer or focus on the cost of living crisis. Councillors or elected members who have an interest in democracy, devolution, governance, budget setting, and financial reporting.

Your LGIU Expert

Dr Greg Stride is a researcher at the Local Democracy Research Centre at the LGIU. Greg has a PhD from the University of Exeter on electoral administration in England, where he also taught social science research methods. Alongside his academic work, Greg has also worked in electoral services, written textbooks for A-level politics students and completed an internship at the Foreign Affairs Committee.

What others are saying about LGIU workshops

“It was really good to hear from both other local authorities and LGIU experts. The experts were excellent in keeping things as clear & simple as possible. The session was chaired well and I very much appreciate the speed at which LGIU put this workshop in place. I took quite a lot away from it.

– Bryn, from Aberystwyth