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LGIU Scotland Response: 2023 Scottish Budget

LGIU Scotland Response: 2023 Scottish Budget Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU Scotland, said: “With one in four Scottish councils warning that they may be unable to balance their books next year, today’s budget will not offer much reassurance. The Verity House Agreement promised early budget engagement, and it promised ‘no surprises.’ This financial settlement does…

Scotland Press Releases

LGIU Response: Provisional 2024/25 Local Government Finance Settlement

Provisional 2024/25 Local Government Finance SettlementJonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU,  “This year’s financial settlement does not address the severe problems at the heart of local government finance and is simply too little, too late."

England & Wales Press Releases

Immediate local government reforms required to prevent millions more people living in bankrupt boroughs

With a record number of councils expected to declare bankruptcy this year, over 60 council leaders and chief executives have contributed to a new Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) manifesto that – if implemented – could prevent millions of people from living in bankrupt boroughs in 2024/25. Today’s report, LGiU@40: For the Future of Local…

England & Wales, Global Press Releases

LGIU Response: Nottingham City Council issues section 114

LGIU Response: Nottingham City Council issues section 114 Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU, said: “Sadly this news comes as no surprise. We know that around one in ten councils are at risk of effective bankruptcy. This represents a tragedy for millions of citizens who see the services they rely on at risk even as their…

England & Wales Press Releases

LGIU response to the 2023 Autumn Statement

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) said: “Across local government, confidence in the Government’s ability to fix the sector’s financial crisis is at rock bottom. Our recent State of Local Government Finance survey found that only 14% of senior council officials are confident in the sustainability of council finances, and under 5%…

England & Wales, Scotland Press Releases

Local councillors nationwide awarded in 14th annual showcase of the best of local government

Local councillors nationwide awarded in 14th annual showcase of the best of local government Tonight, the LGIU and CCLA were proud to unveil the winners of the 2023 Cllr Awards, the only national awards ceremony to celebrate the vital work of local councillors across England and Wales. At the Guildhall in London, the top prize,…

Scotland Press Releases