Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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Future of local public audit: new consultation

The future system for local public audit will be crucial for councils. This briefing examines the options in the new consultation. There will be implications for councillors on current audit committees.

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Budget 2011: The Plan for Growth

This briefing sets out the most important measures announced in Budget 2011 meant to support growth. It ends with an assessment of their likely impact.

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Budget 2011

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has today given the 2011 Budget statement to the House of Commons. This briefing sets out the initial announcements relevant to local government from the Budget with specific briefings to follow.

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Local authority resource review: content and comment

The long-awaited terms of reference of the local authority resource review have been announced. This briefing sets out the content and comments on the difficulties of delivering greater financial autonomy whilst maintaining fairness between councils.

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The Audit Commission: past, present and future

The government have published a paper on the future audit of councils. The Audit Commission's closure may be delayed (denied by CLG). This briefing comments on how the Commission's functions could be carried out in future.

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Growing the Social Investment Market: A Vision and Strategy

Growing the Social Investment Market looks to develop the concept of a Big Society through expansion of the social investment market. Key to this is the establishment of a Big Society Bank. This brief outlines the strategy and comments on its main points.

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Prospects for local government: 2011 and beyond

Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?

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Paying for it: the future of local government finance

This collection of essays, published by the LGiU and sponsored by ACCA, tackles one of the thorniest issues in public service – how to fund local government.

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Once and For All: funding the improvement gap in existing council housing

This report was written by the LGiU for the London Borough of Southwark. It suggests proposals for dealing with the shortfall in council house funding and raising money needed to bring housing stock up to scratch without simply asking central government for more money.

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