Nearly all councils plan on raising council tax this year and increasing charges to make up for cuts in central government funding, the 2019 State of Local Government Finance survey has found.
The LGiU launches the Local Finance Scorecard to kickstart a wider debate on the big ideas for local government finance and funding post 2020.
The results of our 7th annual State of Local Government Finance survey.
Councils concerned about impact of cuts – and uncertain about effects of the business rates retention policy
This report, jointly written by researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and PwC, looks at how the views of councils’ decision-makers relate to the characteristics of the councils they represent or work for.
The results of our 6th annual State of Local Government Finance survey.
Our response to today's statement from the Communities Secretary on the Local Government Finance Settlement and increase to the social care precept.
LGiU response to proposed increase to social care precept Lauren Lucas, Head of Projects, LGiU said: “We all know there is an acute funding crisis in adult social care, but it’s worrying that Ministers are considering another council tax rise to cover the gap. This will not plug the hole. Our annual State of Local Government […]
Jonathan Carr-West comments on the devolution announcements made in the Queen's Speech.
New research out today reveals that the majority of Councils feel the local government finance system is not fit for purpose, unpredictable and outside their control.