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Supporting Social Impact Investing in Australia

Social Impact Investing is a model where investments are made with the aim of creating measurable social outcomes, in addition to a financial return. This briefing will be of interest to local government leaders, councillors and staff concerned with supporting communities in their areas experiencing social and economic disadvantage.

Australia Briefing
Members & Followers

NSW Audit Office review of local government finances

The Audit Office of NSW’s Report on Local Government 2019 presents the key observations and findings from the 2018–19 financial audits of NSW Local Governments and Joint Organisations. This briefing will be of interest to Local Government, particularly CEOs in NSW, and as a summary for corporate planning, finance and asset management purposes. LG across…

Australia Briefing
Members

Budget March 2020: Analysis

This briefing covers progress towards the fiscal targets and economic forecasts that accompanied Budget March 2020 in addition to brief commentary on other announcements, including those for capital and departmental spending, taxes, and welfare, and the Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Budget 2020 – Key announcements for local government

During a fiscal period dominated by coronavirus – last night leading to a 0.5% cut in interest rates – the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Swift Read: Scottish National Investment Bank – a source of funding

The Scottish National Investment Bank Bill passed stage 3 on 21st January 2020, cementing the government’s plans to support financing the economic development of Scotland. This briefing will be of interest to officer and members with finance and infrastructure responsibilities.

Scotland Briefing

Councils and corona

Councils are already facing huge public health and service delivery challenges. Covid-19 is placing even more stress on the system. Ingrid Koehler reflects on our recent work and what that means for local authorities in a time of potential pandemic.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog
Members

Swift Read: Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement 2020-21

Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement was recently announced in draft form alongside the Scottish Budget, setting out the funding allocated by Scottish Government to each Scottish council for the coming year. This briefing provides a short overview of the key points in the Settlement and how it has been received by the sector.

Scotland Briefing

LGiU Fortnightly 7 February 2020: Levelling up in local government?

Andrew and Ingrid take a closer look at our recent work on local government finance, devolution and our latest Brexit bundle as well as a quick peruse of our Daily News from Ireland, Scotland and England. We also hear from Associate Professor of Politics, Patrick Diamond, and his views on what levelling up could mean…

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog