About the Commission

The Independent Commission on Local Government Finance Wales is tasked with making recommendations for the reform of local government finance, and with finding better ways of funding local services and promoting economic growth.

The Commission’s final recommendations will be presented to all of Wales’ political parties in order to inform the next Welsh Government, and will help shape the debate on the future of local government in Wales.

The Independent Commission was established by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), the national voice of local government in Wales, and the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the professional body for public finance professionals.

The Commission will explore how an improved local government finance system could help to address the key economic and social challenges facing the country, at a time when the funding available for local public services is being significantly reduced.

About CIPFA 
CIPFA is the only professional accountancy body exclusively dedicated to public finance in the world.

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.
CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. 

Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. 

About the WLGA
The Welsh Local Government Association  (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales. It represents the 22 local authorities in Wales and the 3 fire and rescue authorities and 3 national park authorities are associate members.

Welsh Local Government Association 
Wales Audit Office – Financial Resilience of Councils in Wales 
Institute for Fiscal Studies Scenarios for the Welsh Government Budget to 2025-26
The Commission on Local Tax Reform Scotland