Budget Workshop 2018/19


Event summary

The Scottish Government’s draft budget and proposed local government settlement for 2018/19 are being announced in December. This means that the start of January is a perfect time for local authority finance practitioners to get together to discuss the issues arising.


09 January 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:55


CIPFA Scotland
160 Dundee Street
EH11 1DQ
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This event provides a fantastic opportunity for authority finance practitioners to discuss and exchange professional knowledge, and experience to assist all Scottish authorities in the 2018/19 budget setting process. The event will look at the context, and the professional and practical issues arising for the 2018/19 budget.

Who should attend?

All Scottish local government finance practitioners who are involved in the budget setting process, whether at a corporate level or responsible for advising individual services.

How you will benefit

Delegates will benefit from:

  • a review of the financial context, especially as outlined by Audit Scotland
  • a discussion of the Scottish Government’s draft budget and proposed local government settlement
  • the framework and implications of the ‘balanced budget’ requirement in Scotland
  • the impact of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments on Scottish authorities
  • open discussion of other pressures and considerations
  • a review of risk management and scenario planning options for councils.


  • Accounting
  • / Financial management
  • / Local government
  • / Risk management
  • / Treasury management
  • / Value for money

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