1 August 2014
Access the consultation paper on three proposed formulae for the distribution of new burdens funding for adult social care in England.
24 July 2014
Read the response of the LGA to the proposed secondary legislation which forms part of the Local Audit and Accountability Act.
23 July 2014
The Government has made a series of funding announcements. concerning the technical funding consultation on local government finance settlement 2015/16; Schools funding in 2015/16 and Education Services Grant in 2015/16.
10 July 2014
At the LGA conference on 10 July Lord Freud (Minister for Welfare Reform) announced results of the DWP expressions of interest process for local authority Robust Trialling work funded by DWP.
30 June 2014
The LGA has issued a response to the proposals for the administration of business rates in England.
Finance is critical to the operation of councils and the wide range of services they deliver. The financial issues affecting local government therefore affect all of us, in terms of the services we receive and the taxes or charges we pay.
Our work on local government finance covers the full range of finance issues affecting local authorities. We work closely with advisers from local authority treasurer society groups to clarify and highlight the financial implications of new policies, lobby for changes to the system and put forward the local government case in spending reviews and consultations.
The LGA's Finance team is working with member authorities on the issue of Academies Funding Transfer.
An update of the LGA's activity around Local Welfare Assistance.
Information on the amount of funding made available to local government.
Fighting Fraud Locally is a strategic approach developed by local government, for local government, and addresses the need for greater prevention and smarter enforcement.
The recently published revised business case for the Municipal Bonds Agency makes a compelling case. Councils can now make it a reality by investing in the Agency's establishment and by coming forward to be an early borrower.
12 May 2014
Popular local services like leisure facilities, children's centres and pothole repairs are likely to bear the brunt of funding cuts over the next two years, a survey of councils' financial strategies suggests.
Ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on 29 April 2014, access the LGA's briefing on fairer schools funding.
19 March 2014
Local Government Association Chairman, Sir Merrick Cockell, has responded to today's Budget.
10 March 2014
Cllr Sharon Taylor, Chair of the Local Government Association's Finance Panel, has responded to the Public Accounts Committee's report on council tax support.
Sir Merrick Cockell, Chair of the Local Government Association, is calling for an independent review into the Land Registry proposal to centralise local land charge services.
Setting out the LGA's work in relation to the Budget 2014 announcement on 19 March 2014.
In late 2013, the LGA conducted a review of the councils' experience of two greatest recent reforms to local government funding, localisation of council tax support and the introduction of business rate retention.
Access the LGA's on the day briefing on Autumn Statement 2013, which discusses the announcements made on 5 December 2013. Also included is our pre-Autumn Statement submission which identified how the next two years will be very tough for the local government sector and set out our key asks.
Here we set out the LGA's work before, during and after the 2013 Spending Round, as announced by the government on 26 June 2013. This section includes our briefings on the consultations that followed in late July.
The LGA recently commissioned the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) to produce a piece of research and modelling to understand the impact of the Government's programme of welfare reforms for local government.
Read the LGA's full response to the Local Government Finance Settlement 2013/14 and 2014/15.
LGA's updated funding outlook model reveals the financial blackhole facing local government is widening by £2.1 billion a year and will reach £14.4 billion by 2020 – find the full suite of reports here.
Introducing the wide range of reforms that aim to make the benefit and tax credits system simpler.
The LGA has been working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on pilot schemes for the development of universal credit .