Councillor workbook: local government finance

The workbook considers the way local councils receive their funding and highlights both the legal and best practice requirements in managing the council’s financial affairs.

Councillor development

If you serve in the scrutiny function, you may also like to use the LGA’s Councillor’s workbook on scrutiny of finance, which builds upon and complements this workbook.

The workbook can be used as a standalone learning tool, but, along the way, the various sections suggest that you obtain and review key financial documents from your council. All of these documents are publically available and so will be easily downloadable from your council’s website.

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