A key publication for budget holders or anyone responsible for financial planning, this title reviews the current financial challenges faced by local authorities in balancing their budgets. It considers what an authority’s response may be, including the operational implementation of a spending freeze or the more serious issuing of a section 114 report.
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There have been considerable changes affecting the finances for local authorities in recent years, many of which have resulted in the streamlining and modernising of their administrative functions. Authorities have found innovative new ways of delivering services and finding different routes to generating income.
This drive for efficiency is nothing new to the public sector but local government now faces further challenges in its ability to both deliver services and balance budgets. Financial pressures have increased for authorities in line with demands on public expenditure, not least in the area of social care. Following the spending review in 2015, authorities also now need to plan for the phasing out of the Revenue Support Grant by 2020.
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