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28 November, 2018Robert Cusack
The fair funding review will take “full account” of the cost pressures facing sparsely populated councils, according to a Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government minister.
22 November, 2018Jo Miller
In English local government we often look overseas to compare our positions to those of our peers.
22 November, 2018David Paine
The quantum of funding for services in England has taken a substantial hit since 2010 while the cash made available to councils in Scotland and Wales has increased, LGC analysis reveals.
21 November, 2018Nick Golding
Rishi Sunak has insisted central funding for local government is increasing more rapidly than inflation, urging councils to “judge [the government] on what’s going on” following a more generous Budget than was expected.
20 November, 2018Nick Golding
The housing and communities secretary has insisted to LGC that the forthcoming spending review period should be seen by local government in “a different context” to its recent predecessors during which “real savings” were required.
19 November, 2018David Paine
The government should use Brexit to ensure councils are adequately funded to help tackle poverty, according to the United Nations’ extreme poverty and human rights rapporteur.
14 November, 2018David Paine
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy’s past president Andy Burns is set to lose his job at Staffordshire CC as the county seeks to close a £35m budget shortfall next year.
9 November, 2018Tony Travers
The Budget promised local government little. The previously-made commitment to uncap the housing revenue account was confirmed, but otherwise councils were given few signs that, for them, austerity is about to end.
9 November, 2018