Briefing: Funding the British nations – local government

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
December 21, 2015
Tom Lawrence, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • Devolution
  • Funding
  • local government finance
Economy and Regeneration, Local government finance
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This briefing describes how local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales receive their income and what it is spent on. It focuses on general revenue financing. By way of illustration, figures are provided for 2013-14. The briefing explains the role of the Scottish and Welsh Governments in the funding process.

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