One day on from George Osborne’s eighth budget, we round up the local government response and analyse what the budget really means for local authorities.
For local government, yesterday’s announcements regarding business cuts were the most difficult to digest. The Chancellor reaffirmed his commitment to 100% business rate … Read full article
Today George Osborne announced his 2016 budget in the Houses of Parliament. Here, we set out the key announcements impacting local government.
Mr Osborne announced that he would “set schools free from local bureaucracy” and ensure that all schools will be on their way to becoming academies by 2020. … Read full article
Ahead of this weeks budget announcement the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that cutting local government funding further is a false economy.
The LGA has made a number of recommendations in its submission to the budget, due to be announced on Wednesday. Highlighting the 40 percent cut in real … Read full article
Phil Briscoe, Managing Director at Bellenden, a political and corporate affairs consultancy, gives us his analysis of the Spending Review.
George Osborne yesterday delivered his latest review of the nation’s finances, and the trend of spending cuts and devolved budgets continued.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will … Read full article
Today George Osborne announced the Autumn Statement and Spending Review to Parliament in London. Here is a summary of some of the key points.
1. Councils will keep the money raised through business rates from 2020 onwards
The Government had previously announced that councils will be taking control of business … Read full article