Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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Productivity and Low Wages

This briefing deals with three reports from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the relationship between low pay and productivity and with the eighth report in an annual series on low pay in Britain by the Resolution Foundation

Scotland Briefing

LISTEN: 15 Minutes With… Oliver Escobar on Participatory Democracy

We’ve launched a new service for our members, a series of 15-minute interviews with people who know what they’re talking about in areas of interest to local authorities in Scotland. In the first instalment, we have Edinburgh University lecturer Oliver Escobar speaking to Kim Fellows about all things participatory – from democracy to institutions to…

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IFS Report: Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?

This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.

Scotland Briefing

Bridging the gap

Jonathan Carr West’s latest column in The Municipal Journal.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Limerick Regeneration Programme: Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner

This is the 15th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Promoting Economic Development Category, Limerick City and County Council's regeneration programme: Model of pathways to employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

Ireland Briefing
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Swift Read: Notes from the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal Conference

This briefing explores looks at the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, which aims to harness the area’s assets and promote sustainable economic growth throughout. We'll look at opportunities and challenges within two key themes underpinning the Deal: Digital and Rural Productivity.

Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read – Reviewing and reforming local government finance

This Swift Read provides an introduction to the current 50 per cent Rates Retention scheme and the government's proposals for extending the scheme which are being implemented alongside wider reforms to local government finance. Intended for new councillors and non specialists, it also includes links to more detailed analysis.

England & Wales Briefing
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Brexit update June 2018

This update focuses particularly the latest Brexit news, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s inquiry into Brexit and local government

Scotland Briefing