The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, presented his 2023 Autumn Statement to Parliament on 22 November. This briefing looks in more depth at the financial implications of the Statement for local government than was possible in our on-the-day coverage.
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.
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.
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.
This project, with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, has been exploring the potential to create stable local economies that support strong social and environmental outcomes without economic growth.
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.
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.
A sustainable approach to local government finance is the only way to ensure long-term resilience for local places and local communities, writes Jonathan Carr-West.
The financial distress of local authorities in England has its roots in a funding system that is broken, as Jonathan Carr-West told a Commons Committee last week.