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.
This briefing provides guidance on the 2020-21 Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement and the impact it will have on individual councils.
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…
Following today’s Budget statement from Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes, Kim Fellows analyses what this could mean for local government and what happens next.
LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.
Last week, the Improvement Service released Local Government Benchmarking Framework’s National Benchmarking Overview Report for the period 2018/19. In this blog update, the Improvement Service takes us through some findings from the report and what it might mean for councils in Scotland going forward.
This briefing examines NOAC’s findings in relation to these three local authorities with cumulative deficits at the end of 2013. We also briefly examine the subsequent performance of the latter three local authorities in 2014 and 2015.
This briefing provides a summary of the Accounts Commission’s Financial Overview 2018/19 report.
EY and the Centre for Towns have published a report on trends in foreign direct investment in the UK’s towns. This briefing provides a summary of this recent report.
The second Queen’s Speech of the year provided confirmation of the commitments made in the General Election campaign, as well as a few surprises in the form of reviews and Commissions. Here is what’s relevant for English local government.