Briefing: Country, regional and local fiscal balances

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
June 27, 2017
David Marlow LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • fiscal deficits
  • fiscal sustainability
  • implications for devolution
  • unbalanced economy
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration
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This briefing describes and reflects on the May 2017 publication by ONS of country and regional fiscal balances covering the period 1999-2016. It highlights where there are major fiscal surpluses and large fiscal deficits. The implications of this for local government and devolution are discussed.

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