A Practical Guide for Local Authorities on Income Generation (2015 Edition)

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As government funding support falls away, this revised guide can offer practical help to authorities to retain service funding.




Sep 2015




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CIPFA's revised income generation guide comes at the perfect time for local authorities. It offers the chance to replace government funding losses, and coincides with the economic upturn and the first real chance for some time to generate more income.

This publication provides practical guidance on key areas such as:

  • tighter controls and potential restrictions on car parking income
  • charging for care under the Care Act 2014
  • use of the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • the loss of local land charges income, and
  • a fresh look at income generation from property assets.

The guide also looks at the impact of charging changes with consumer price inflation at an all time low. The mechanics of income collection are also reviewed, looking at the digitalisation drive; and the guide also reviews medium term trends in the income to expenditure balance for services.

This publication is available in hard copy and online.

The digital, online version is available as both searchable HTML and a bookmarked downloadable PDF of the publication that can be shared throughout your organisation. Customers will need to register and login to CIPFA’s website to access the publication.

Details of licensing arrangements for other categories of purchaser, which includes those organisations operating shared service arrangements, are available from CIPFA’s Publications Department.

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