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Review of the LGAS Overview of Capital Unfunded Balances in Local Authorities

This is the next briefing in our series examining the VFM (value for money) reports that were carried out by the Local Government Audit Service (the LGAS). This briefing will provide readers with a review of the report produced by the LGAS in April 2019 titled  “An Overview of Capital Unfunded Balances in Local Authorities”.

Ireland Briefing
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Swift Read: Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2021-22

The Provisional Settlement setting out the government’s proposals for council funding in 2021-22 was published on 17 December. We outline the main features, look at the worrying extent to which councils will be reliant upon council taxes for increases in funding, and summarise the Covid-19 support package.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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How effectively are NSW councils delivering growth infrastructure?

A discussion of the recent performance of NSW local governments in delivering growth infrastructure, based on annual financial statements and population growth data – focusing on local government areas where effective and efficient delivery of growth infrastructure particularly matters.

Australia Briefing
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Beyond the council plan: creating impact with a corporate plan

Debbie Williams from Right Lane Consulting draws on her experience to share how councils can use well-developed internal corporate plans, sitting alongside their public council plans to create more impact. this briefing provides a useful framework that councils can apply to identify their own internal change priorities to feed into the corporate plan.

Australia Briefing
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Spending Review 2020 – what it means for English councils

The Spending Review represents something of a mixed bag for English councils. The continuation of support for Covid-19 measures and the increase in core spending power will be welcomed, but the further delays to long-awaited reviews mean that inequalities in funding will continue.

England & Wales Briefing
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Spending Review 2020: Analysis

This briefing summarises and assesses the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Review 2020; also summarised is the economic and fiscal assessment conducted by the Office For Budget Responsibility (OBR).

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for Scottish local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

Scotland Briefing
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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

England & Wales Briefing