Briefing: Planning council budgets 2018-19

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 12, 2018
Richard Stiff LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • increasing pressures
  • inflation and other cost pressures
  • political context
  • uncertainty
  • wage costs
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Local government finance, Trade union and workforce issues
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We look here at key factors likely to influence council budget preparation for 2018-19, including the political and economic context, inflationary and service demand pressures and at longer term strategic issues including the government’s funding review and possible revisions to the prudential borrowing code.

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