Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.


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

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

LGIU MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey 2020

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.

England & Wales Publication

Local Government Benchmarking Framework – 2018/19 Overview Report

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. 

Scotland Blog Post Blog

The financial performance of local authorities between 2013 and 2015

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.

Ireland Briefing

Foreign direct investment in UK towns

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing