A Practical Guide for Local Authorities on Income Generation (2019 edition)


Updated for 2019, this revised guide offers practical help to authorities to retain service funding. The guide addresses issues with current funding and demonstrates ways that the income for local authority is changing.







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CIPFA's revised income generation guide comes at the perfect time for local authorities. It reflects on the income generation issues of 2019 and the changes that are being made. 

The issues that are examined in this publication include:

  • the need for thorough testing and business cases to robustly assess income proposals
  • the impact of the 2018 MHCLG Statutory Investment Guidance
  • how the pattern of local authority income is changing.

The guide will allow councils to maximise their income potential against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainties and other economic changes. With more authorities relying on income generation to balance their budgets, the guide can help finance staff stand at arms-length to ensure councils act prudently.

The publication also has practical guidance on income generation for different service areas and there is a full coverage of discretionary charging rules. 

This publication is only available online

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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