Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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Budget and Spending Review October 2021 – a look beyond the headlines

This briefing looks in more depth at some of the funding implications for local government from the Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review and complements other LGIU coverage of the Budget including briefings on the economic and fiscal impact, and the implications for local economic growth and placemaking.

England & Wales Briefing
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Early years and childcare round-up November 2021

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.

England & Wales Briefing
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Investing in new infrastructure? What councils should ask beforehand

State and Federal COVID-19 stimulus grants continue to provide additional funding for local government infrastructure projects. This briefing looks at some critical considerations local governments need to address before they go all in on grant applications and developing business cases for infrastructure projects.

Australia Briefing
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Climate Action Plan 2021 – securing Ireland’s future?

The Irish Government has published its ambitious plan for climate action and local authorities will have a big role to play. This briefing examines in broad detail the actions in the plan and how they relate to the local government system.

Global, Ireland Briefing
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Swift Read: Greening public finance

A recent report by New Economics Foundation, titled Greening Public Finance, provides a useful roadmap for ensuring that the UK’s public finances contribute fully to the national target of “net zero” emissions by 2050.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Budget and Spending Review October 2021: economic and fiscal analysis

Of the various aspects of the Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review, this briefing focuses on the Office for Budget Responsibility’s October 2021 Economic and Fiscal Outlook report which assesses the feasibility of the Chancellor’s tax and spending plans in the context of the current fiscal rules.

England & Wales Briefing
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Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 – key announcements for local government

With COP26 just around the corner and levelling up dominating the UK Government’s policy agenda, today, the Chancellor gave his Budget statement outlining the government’s spending plans. The highlights for local government are summarised below and include the increase to local government grant funding, a reduction in the Universal Credit taper and the reform of…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The IFS 2021 Green Budget

This briefing deals with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 2021 Green Budget, which the IFS normally publishes shortly before the Government’s annual Budget; this year’s Green Budget was published on 12 October, a little more than two weeks before this year’s Spending Review and autumn Budget on 27 October.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: The impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s public finances

This swift read summarises the main findings in the recent Audit Scotland report Tracking the impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s public finances and the likely challenges to be faced by the Scottish Government through this winter and beyond.

Scotland Briefing