This swift read considers how the public service measures in the budget meet the funding needs described in CIPFA's recent Performance Tracker. It is the second of three LGiU Budget 2018 briefings.
This report from the NPI and the Lloyds Bank Foundation traces the impact on service-level spend across services, between types of local authority and between areas. It finds some significant disparities underneath the headline figures, which raises questions about the sustainability of local services to tackle disadvantage.
What is the scale of spending reductions to ‘neighbourhood’ services such as environmental protection and planning? The APSE report analyses spending and how this has varied, considering it within the context of wider trends in funding. We summarise and comment on the report in this briefing.
Our full analysis of the 2015 LGiU/MJ survey results on the state of local government finance. Jonathan Carr-West provides his commentary.