Meet your FAS advisors

Adrian Jenkins, Pixel Financial Management | LinkedIn Profile

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Adrian has a background in local government and has considerable experience of financial planning, financial strategy and forecasting. He has been involved in grant settlements both as a practitioner within local authorities, and as an external advisor. He has also advised numerous representative groups (LGA, Sparse, Central London Boroughs, HEA SIG) and lobbying campaigns. Within Pixel, Adrian’s focus is to work with local authorities to help them forecast grant funding and to understand grant settlements. He understands the pressures local authorities are under in the run-up to budget setting, and the information and analysis they need.

Neil Benn, Pixel Financial Services

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Neil has considerable experience of the grant settlement from central and local government’s point of view: he worked in the Civil Service for 13 years, including three years in the (now) DCLG Settlement team where he had particular responsibility for advising ministers on education, EPCS and transfers of functions. Neil can bring the insider’s knowledge to make the settlement understandable and accessible. He knows which arguments might be successful with ministers and officials. Within Pixel, Neil leads on the development and updating of the grant forecasting model.

Cliff Dalton, Head of Local Government, CIPFA | LinkedIn Profile

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Cliff is a CIPFA qualified accountant with over 20 years’ local government experience covering all authority types across the North of England.