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Comprehensive Spending Review 2020: LGA submission

This submission, separated into five distinct chapters, sets out how local government can act as the driver to achieve shared priorities between central and local government.

Key questions and issues for finance portfolio holders during the COVID-19 pandemic COVER

Key questions and issues for finance portfolio holders during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper seeks to outline and discuss key strategic issues that elected members, particularly those in finance and wider leadership positions, should consider.

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Councils and E-Commerce: The why, what and how of a Local E-Commerce Levy

This report is intended to inform and promote the debate on a Local E-Commerce Levy and does not represent LGA policy.

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Business Rates Avoidance Survey Report 2019

In July 2019 the LGA surveyed councils responsible for collecting business rates to gather information about estimated amounts lost to avoidance in their local areas, the different types of avoidance, and to seek their opinions on possible measures to mitigate against avoidance.

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Business Rates Avoidance

Summary of survey findings and recommendations.

LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022

LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022

This business plan sets out how the Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to support and be an advocate for councils in the next three years.

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Local government funding: Moving the conversation on

By 2020, local authorities will have faced a reduction to core funding from the Government of nearly £16 billion over the preceding decade.

Supporting councils to improve revenue collection with behavioural insights

Supporting councils to improve revenue collection with behavioural insights

A set of practical recommendations to assist local authorities with increasing their revenue collection. 

Efficiency and income generation

The LGA's spring budget 2017 submission

The LGA’s Spring Budget submission calls on the Government to reverse the current funding outlook for local government and secure its financial sustainability.

Future funding outlook for councils 2019/20 – interim 2015 report

Councils are continuing to balance their budgets and fulfil their statutory obligations as well as delivering a range of services to promote growth and community cohesion. Each year they close the funding gap in the face of funding cuts and expenditure pressures.

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

Download the full publication.

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