Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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Where next for council funding? The view from East Anglia

Where next for council funding? That was the question we posed to our guests in Norwich City Hall at our recent roundtable on local government finance. We were joined by council leaders, cabinet members, chief executives and finance directors from councils across the East of England for a fascinating discussion of the key issues from…

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Brexit Update: September 2018

This Brexit update, prepared for local authorities in the UK, will be of interest to readers in Ireland. The update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, Scotland and Ireland.

Ireland Briefing
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Brexit Update: September 2018

This Brexit update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, immigration, Scotland and Ireland.

Scotland Briefing

Basic income: from a radical idea to a pilot in Scotland?

Last week, we spoke to Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland about the feasibility studies taking place about basic income in Scotland, and why it matters for councillors. Here, Gail Irvine (Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust) blogs about her trip to the BIEN Congress in August and what she learned from it.

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Swift Read: Financial Sustainability of Police Forces in England and Wales 2018

This NAO report sets out the effect of year-on-year funding cuts on the police. Whilst the tone of the report was measured, it was highly critical of the Home Office's oversight of police services. This swift read provides a brief introduction to the way the police service is funded and outlines the main findings of…

England & Wales Briefing
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Apprenticeships – what’s happening

The Government’s apprenticeships reforms aim to set new standards, involve employers more, increase and widen participation, and ensure sustainable employment. This briefing looks at the Government’s assessment of its programme.

England & Wales Briefing

Welfare Conditionality: reflections from the data launch

Last week, LGIU published a briefing on the five-year ESRC-supported project on welfare conditionality examining the research, the findings and the recommendations in some detail. LGIU’s Hannah Muirhead attended the launch of the final findings in Glasgow, and reflects here on the presentations and discussions from the event.

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