24 March 2015
More than half of what people pay in council tax will soon be spent on caring for vulnerable children and adults, creating a huge squeeze on councils' ability to fix roads, clean streets and keep libraries open.
18 March 2015
Read and download the LGA's On-the-day briefing in response to the Chancellor's Budget announcements made to Parliament on 18 March 2015.
18 March 2015
Read Cllr David Sparks', Chair of the Local Government Association, response to today's Budget speech.
16 March 2015
Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA, responds to the Treasury's announcement of a business rates review.
18 February 2015
LGA Chair Cllr David Sparks responds to the independent Commission on Local Government Finance's final report ‘Financing English Devolution',
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 UK's Municipal Bonds Agency (Local Capital Finance Company) exists for a single purpose: to reduce councils' capital costs over the long term.
This section includes information on the government's annual settlement announcements and the LGA's work in this area.
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.
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.