Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance
In response to today's provisional local government finance settlement, CIPFA Associate Director Andrew Burns said:
"Today's settlement confirms that increases in core spending for councils are primarily based on raising additional funding through increases in council tax and the social care precept. This comes at a time when councils, communities and residents need longer term funding certainty.
"Putting more pressure on taxpayers isn't a solution, and does little to resolve pre-pandemic funding gaps that still have yet to be addressed."
CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. CIPFA shows the way in public finance globally, standing up for sound public financial management and good governance around the world as the leading commentator on managing and accounting for public money.