Topic: Finance

Local government funding and financial management.

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Government response to CLG select committee report on audit and inspection

The government has published its response to the CLG select committee's report on audit and inspection. This response to the select committee provides an indication of the government's position before they formally respond to the consultation on audit.

England & Wales Briefing
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Community Budgets Prospectus

The prospectus for councils that want to bid for the new community budget pilots (neighbourhood-level and whole-place) has been published. The timescale for submissions is very tight. This briefing summarises and comments on the document.

England & Wales Briefing
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The Private Finance Initiative: Treasury Select Committee report

The Treasury Select Committee has published a damning report on the private finance initiative. It aims to inform the current Treasury PFI review and could be significant for councils if the Treasury is influenced by its analysis and recommendations.

England & Wales Briefing
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Localising Support for Council Tax in England

The government has published its consultation proposals for localising council tax support. The reforms are potentially very significant for all councils and their residents. Councils should respond fully to this consultation.

England & Wales Briefing
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CLG Committee report

The CLG Select Committee have published their report Audit and Inspection of local authorities which is summarised and commented on in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
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New Burdens Doctrine – New Guidance

This briefing outlines new guidance to government departments on the funding of new burdens - this issue is of critical interest for local government.

England & Wales Briefing