Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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Corporate planning at local and regional level

This is the latest briefing, in our series which deals with the National Oversight Audit Commission (NOAC) reports. This briefing focuses on the review of the corporate plans of both local authorities and regional assemblies for the period 2019- 2024.

Ireland Briefing
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Vulnerable children and early intervention

Local government has a major role in organising and supplying preventative services for children in need. In England, there has been a shift from spending on these services to costlier later interventions. This briefing explores a recent report from the House of Lords Public Services Committee.

England & Wales Briefing
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February Global Local think tank review

The best of the rest. A survey of the freshest thinking on local democracy and governance and all the issues impacting local government worldwide.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Performance targets and linking local government intentions to outputs

Local Government Victoria (LGV) is embarking on a reform program of the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) to integrate the sector’s performance reporting system. This briefing is focused on the target setting trial being undertaken by LGV, which is part of a three-year implementation process.

Australia Briefing
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Understanding Victoria’s Social and Affordable Housing Contribution Reforms

This briefing sets out the details of the most recent Victorian Government affordable housing proposals, along with their implications for local government. It will be of interest to local governments across Australia, particularly councillors, CEOs, and those interested in the provision of affordable housing.

Australia Briefing
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The impact of Covid-19 on local government in Ireland

This is the latest briefing in our finance series that examines the national Value For Money (VFM) reports produced by the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) in Ireland with a particular focus on the impact of Covid-19 on Irish local government.

Ireland Briefing
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2022-23 Scottish local government finance settlement – all you need to know

This briefing looks at the funding provided to councils through the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2022-23. It explains some of the background to the settlement; outline its main features; and, looks at why it has been received with disappointment by the local government community.

Scotland Briefing

Online Training: An Introduction to Local Government Finance in Scotland

Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. This online training session is designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.

Scotland Event