Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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IFS Report: The Impacts of Localised Council Tax Support Schemes

The recent analysis published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies of how local authorities have designed their local Council Tax Support (CTS) schemes attempts to explain variations in terms of different characteristics such as political control and the overall funding situation.

England & Wales Briefing

Caught between a rock and a cliff-face

Today saw the launch of results from two major investigations into the state of council finances, both of which starkly demonstrate the impossible bind between short and long term pressures.

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Public Service Performance 2018

In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.

Ireland Briefing

Viewpoint: Join the Keep it Local movement

Nick Plumb from Locality, explains what the Keep it Local Network is all about and how councils can become part of this movement.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Taking Control: Which Taxes Could be Devolved to Local Government in England?

How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.

Ireland Briefing

Can crowdfunding be an alternative to PWLB?

The UK pioneered the creation of regulated crowdfunding and cumulatively more than £10bn of money has been invested and lent by individuals to businesses, projects and people since its inception in 2004. Karl Harder talks about the potential for local government

England & Wales Blog Post Blog