Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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LGIU@40: For the Future of Local Government

This manifesto details what we believe needs to happen to set local government on the right path to be the sustainable and effective force we all need. It is based on research the LGIU has undertaken over the last decade and on a programme of in-depth conversations with our members.

England & Wales, Global Publication
Members

England policy round-up: October and November 2023

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Cost shifting from state to local government – insights from NSW

This article summarises the findings of the recently-released Local Government NSW survey of cost shifting between levels of government. While the specific details relate to NSW, the issues raised will likely be familiar to members in other jurisdictions.

Australia Briefing

Global Local: Local government finance

This week's Global Local focuses on finance, one of the central themes of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government.

Daily-news

Vlog: What if local government were funded properly?

In this 10-minute video explainer, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West and Dr Greg Stride from the Local Democracy Research Centre get together to discuss all things local government finance – including the big question around financial sustainability for the sector.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog-article

LGIU@40 Collection: Finance

Finance is a central theme of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government. This collection of resources explores the risks and opportunities for local government finance, and includes major research reports, articles, member-only briefings and our Global Local newsletter.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication