Topic: Local government finance

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West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy

11 Jun 2019 in Briefings

The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy was launched in May 2019 and builds on the heritage of the region’s manufacturing, research and technology sectors, taking advantage of skills and infrastructure innovation across the region.


LGiU Fortnightly 7th June – Tax and the city

7 Jun 2019

Edinburgh Council’s Leader, Cllr Adam Mcvey, is marching the issue of tourism tax all the way to Holyrood. We speak to him about what he’s learned from the process about developing a solid evidence base and reaching out to less-than-enthusiastic stakeholders. Back in London, LGiU spoke before the CLG Select Committee this week about the […]


Swift Read: Council tax in England 2019/20

6 Jun 2019 in Briefings

The average band D council tax set by English local authorities in 2019-20 rose by 4.7 per cent or £78 - the second highest increase this decade but slightly lower than last year. This briefing looks in more detail at increases across and within tiers of authority.


IFS Report: The Impacts of Localised Council Tax Support Schemes

30 May 2019 in Briefings

The recent analysis published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies of how local authorities have designed their local Council Tax Support (CTS) schemes attempts to explain variations in terms of different characteristics such as political control and the overall funding situation.


Caught between a rock and a cliff-face

29 May 2019

Today saw the launch of results from two major investigations into the state of council finances, both of which starkly demonstrate the impossible bind between short and long term pressures. BBC analysis of government figures focused on 11 councils that they believe are in risk of running out of cash, having run down their reserves […]