A strong partnership with local government will support the Government in tackling the significant challenge of reducing the national deficit over the period of this Parliament, while at the same time ensuring the quality front line services that the public want and need. This partnership can be based on a shared commitment to achieving agreed outcomes in three areas:
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.
An advice and best practice guide for councils
Local authorities are feeling the financial pinch due to a continuing trend in spurious compensation claims. This guide provides advice to councils on how to tackle this increasing problem, with case study examples highlighting best and worst practice.
This publication was originally published on 1 July 2004
In communities across the country we know that local people are concerned about losing locally valued assets and associated services – from inner-city community centres to village pubs and post offices.
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.