Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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The state of local government finance 2023: survey results

To better understand the true picture of council finances in England, the Local Democracy Research Centre surveyed chief executives, directors of finance, and council leaders and cabinet members on topics related to local government finance.

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Cost of living pressures – Councils step up to the plate

The cost of living crisis has hit Scottish households hard while local government services are under immense and growing pressure. However, there are a number of ways in which local government is rising to the challenges that these financial difficulties bring. This briefing shares projects and services that councils are delivering for communities under pressure.

Scotland Briefing With case study

Council Tax – happy 30th anniversary or time for a change?

Ahead of the annual setting of council tax rates and in light of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of council tax in the UK, Michael Orton from the University of Warwick discusses the various options for updating the UK’s council tax system while evaluating the pros and cons of each.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog-article
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Exploring alternate approaches to rate-pegging/capping: the differences matter

This briefing is the second in a two-part series which discusses the significance of recent developments in the implementation of rate-pegging/capping policies in New South Wales and Victoria and presents the case for alternative ways to achieve the political objectives of state governments.

Australia Briefing With case study

Ask the expert: state of local government finance

Join our experts from the Local Democracy Research Centre for an exclusive briefing on the results of our 2023 state of local government finance survey.

England & Wales, Scotland Event

Persuasive presentation skills

A highly practical approach with gentle practice to build confidence in presenting information to groups in a range of contexts.

England & Wales Event

Budget setting

Dive into financial planning and budgeting, particularly when organisations are still grappling with the effects of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Event

Budget setting

Dive into financial planning and budgeting, particularly when organisations are still grappling with the effects of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis.

England & Wales, Scotland Event

The big three financial reports

Gain a detailed understanding of the financial planning and control process at their council.

England & Wales Event