Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.



The mortgage rules debate – divergent interests and collective good

In this briefing, differing perspectives relating to mortgage credit and housing affordability, and their policy implications, are examined, with particular reference to the debate on the Central Bank’s mortgage rules and the recent decision to leave them unchanged.

Ireland Briefing

LGiU Fortnightly 6th December: GE2019 – What’s at stake for local government?

With the general election looming, we hear from councillors who’ve been out on the doorstep. Cllr Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent, and Cllr Michael Payne, Deputy Leader of Gedling and Chair of LGiU, tell us what this election could mean for local government, what should be prioritised by the new Government and how councils can…

England & Wales, Scotland Podcast Blog

The IFS 2019 Green Budget

This briefing deals with the IFS 2019 Green Budget which the IFS normally publishes  about a month before the Government’s annual Budget; the 2019 Green Budget was published on 8 October 2019, six days before the announcement on 14 October of a 2019 Budget for 6 November, which has since been postponed. This briefing will…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Live issues in local government – LGiU at the party conferences

Party conference season is over for another year and much ink has been spilled over the headline announcements. However, LGiU used the conferences as an opportunity to catch up with our members, council leaders and policy-makers about their views on the challenges facing local government. We’ve been looking at how national policy announcements match up…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Spending Round 2019 and Local Government

The final briefing in our series on the recent Spending Round looks at local government announcements, comparing the SR with the recommendations from the MHCLG Select Committee’s report on local government funding. The additional funding is welcome but does the SR mean an end to austerity or just a pause?

England & Wales Briefing

Spending Round 2019: Analysis

This briefing is the second of three assessing the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Round 2019. it looks at the current state of public finances and the shortening available spending headroom under current fiscal rules. A page has been turned on austerity, but much remains uncertain.

England & Wales Briefing