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Introduction to Local Government Finance Day 2


Event summary

Run as two half-day webinars, this course will provide delegates with a solid understanding of the complex structure and functions of the local government finance system. It will cover the economic background of local government’s current financial position, how local government is funded and how this is spent. It will also look at the difference between revenue and capital expenditure before moving on to consider the basics of capital financing and treasury management.


13 July 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 12:30

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£0.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Delegates will explore the sector's budgeting, financial reporting and governance arrangements and will finish with a look at the changes brought about by local government financial reform so far and what we can expect from the future.

Who should attend?

The course will be of benefit to all those new to working in local government, including those who are new to finance as a whole and those with finance experience from outside the sector, who wish to gain an overview of how local government finance works.

How you will benefit

By attending this course you will be provided with an understanding of:

  • local government funding in England and how this is changing
  • statutory requirements for preparation of local authority accounts
  • basic principles and rules governing audit and scrutiny
  • budgeting and estimates processes
  • basic principles of governance in local government
  • principles of treasury management


This event will be by webinar in two half day sessions on:

  • Monday 12 July 10.00am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 July 10.00am to 12.30pm


Delegates should book on the event on 12 July using a prepay place or payment, then complete the booking by confirming a complimentary place on the event on 13 July.


  • Accounting
  • / Capital finance
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Local government
  • / Treasury management

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Speaker - Caroline Newman, Finance Advisor, Finance Advisory Network (FAN)

Caroline Newman

Caroline has been a Finance Advisory Network advisor at CIPFA since early 2013. Prior to joining CIPFA, Caroline had 15 years practitioner experience at East Riding of Yorkshire Council during which she led the introduction of IFRS and the annual production of the statement of accounts for six years. As FAN Advisor she supports practitioners in all aspects of local government accounting and particularly in the technical area of collection fund accounting. E:, T: 07919 018938.