Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.


Northamptonshire on the brink

Things lurch from bad to worse in Northamptonshire. Following the issue of a second section 114 notice and a scathing letter to councillors from the Finance Director condemning years of financial mismanagement that have left the council on the brink of collapse and needing to find another £60 – 70 million saving this year. The…

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DfE research: Children’s Social Care: what LAs think

DfE research Childrens Social Care what LAs think Summary In May 2018 the DfE published its Children’s Services Wave 3 research report. The report sets out findings from the third wave of the DfE Children’s Services Omnibus Survey. This survey explored senior local authority leaders’ perceptions and activities relating to a range of policy areas.…

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2019/20 Local Government Finance Settlement: technical consultation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s technical consultation on the Finance Settlement asks just four technical questions, covering the four-year settlement, proposals for new business rates pilots, the New Homes Bonus baseline, council tax referendum principles and proposals for dealing with the problem of negative revenue support grant

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LGiU Fortnightly 27th July: Fixing council funding

What next for local government finance? This week we discuss our newest publication, the Local Finance Scorecard, in which we explore the options for sustainable funding post-2020. Plus the highlights from our subscriber-only Daily News service and policy briefings, including developers being given power to overwrite local plans, the delayed social housing green paper, proposals…

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Helping Businesses with their First Class Ideas

Fiona Hutchison, Senior Engagement Executive at Interface, blogs for us about the links that they can help foster between graduates, businesses and universities, and the subsequent benefits of this.

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Swift Read: Councils’ use of arm’s-length organisations

This briefing outlines the main findings of the Audit Scotland report on ALEOs, and what the future direction for ALEOs might be. It will be particularly useful to new councillors and non-specialists seeking background information and an understanding of the main issues.

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LGiU Local Finance Scorecard report

Summary LGiU is leading the Local Finance Taskforce, working with LGiU’s member councils and sector experts to raise the profile of the council funding crisis to a wider audience and force the Government to provide much-needed policy clarity.  Our aims: Ensuring the issue stays at the top of the media agenda by working with stakeholders…

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Local Finance Taskforce – Finance Scorecard

Business Rate Retention and the Fairer Funding Review are important steps towards reforming local government finance; but we believe that to achieve a sustainable system we need a much broader and more radical conversation post 2020.

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Local Government APPG Summer Reception 2018 – it’s all about the money

On Monday 16th July, the Local Government APPG hosted their annual summer reception to celebrate the good work of local government and the APPG's role in facilitating local and central government to meet and challenge each other on specific policy issues.

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