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16 December, 2016David Paine
Three county councils, one London borough, and six districts turned down the government’s offer of a four-year funding settlement.
15 December, 2016David Paine
A third of top tier councils stand to be net losers under the redirection of some new homes bonus to adult social care, LGC analysis has found.
15 December, 2016
Commentary on today’s local government finance settlement
15 December, 2016Gabriella Jozwiak
Senior local government figures have rejected claims funding for adult social care announced in today’s local government finance settlement is truly “new money” that will address the growing funding shortfall, as communities secretary Sajid Javid claimed.
12 December, 2016
12 December, 2016Sarah Calkin
The National Audit Office is to scrutinise government plans on the move to 100% business rates retention.
10 December, 2016David Paine
A London borough is proposing to increase council tax for the first time in eight years, LGC’s Council Tax Tracker has found.
9 December, 2016David McNulty
The move to self-financing means in Haringey we need to improve our performance in collecting council tax and business rates.
8 December, 2016Nick Golding
It is a rare thing for the government to give councils something they have long demanded. So last year’s announcement that business rates would be fully retained by the sector resulted in jubilation.