Finance Settlement 2018-19
Redistribution will be needed to help poorer areas with higher health inequalities, says Association of Directors of Public Health chief
Commentary on local government finance settlement 2018-19
Leading local government figures have criticised the communities secretary’s decision to allow councils to raise council tax by a further 1% without a referendum in 2018-19, claiming it fails to address long-term funding pressures.
Councils will be able to raise council tax by a further 1% next year while the sector will retain 75% of business rates by 2020-21, the communities secretary has announced.
The 2010 spending review was my introduction to the arcane world of local government finance, under the patient tutelage of the brilliant and much-missed Stephen Jones.
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