financial management

Uncertainty and more cuts for local government funding

By Adrian Jenkins, Director, Pixel Financial Management, partner of the CIPFA Funding Advisory Service

Prospects for local government funding hinge on the general election in May 2015.  The political ramp-up to the election could result in some short-term changes and tinkering with the grant funding that is available.  And after the election, changes are inevitable, regardless of the election outcome, but a change in government could result in a new set of winners and losers. 

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