24 May 2013
Councillor Sir Merrick Cockell responds to the council tax benefit reforms.
09 May 2013
Millions of people are living in areas where their council will have to close children's centres, libraries, museums and sports centres, as well as slash pothole fixing budgets, increase bus fares and switch off streetlights between midnight and dawn, if significant new cuts to local government funding are made in the 2015/16 public spending round.
25 March 2013
'The Community Budgets guide', published jointly by the LGA and the Government and endorsed by the Prime Minister, describes how an overhaul of the way the public sector provides and pays for services can make things better for the people they serve, while delivering significant savings.
27 March 2013
Read the comments of the LGA Chairman, Sir Merrick Cockell as he responds to the publication of council tax levels for 2013/14.
18 April 2013
Access the LGA's full briefing on the Budget, which provides comprehensive analysis and evaluation of what the Chancellor's financial statement will mean for local government.
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.
Fighting Fraud Locally is a strategic approach developed by local government, for local government, and addresses the need for greater prevention and smarter enforcement.
In advance of the Government's announcement on 26 June, the LGA has submitted to the Treasury and other central government departments our final submission to the 2015/16 Spending Round.
Explaining the main elements of the Government's welfare reform agenda and its impact on councils.
The LGA has been working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on pilot schemes for the development of universal credit .
Read the LGA's full response to the Local Government Finance Settlement 2013/14 and 2014/15.
The LGA's Finance team is working with member authorities on the issue of Academies Funding Transfer.
Localising support for council tax is part of a wider policy of decentralisation, giving councils increased financial autonomy and a greater stake in the economic future of their local area.
The LGA's position on phase one of the Local Government Resource Review – the consultation on the repatriation of business rates.
The LGA and Welsh LGA have worked closely with Local Partnerships to publish a report highlighting the potential opportunity from a project looking to develop a collective agency for long-term borrowing for local authorities.
Information on the amount of funding made available to local government.