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All You Want to Know about Local Authority Finance - Publication

Local Government is going through a period of significant change following the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review. There has been a significant reduction in funding for local authorities and this is requiring a fundamental redesign of how authorities are organised and services are delivered. There are now far fewer ring-fenced grants giving local authorities more discretion over how they spend their money. The Localism Act also promotes local decision making. An understanding of the finances of local government is now of critical importance. In the current climate a working knowledge of local authority finance will put you and your colleagues in a position of advantage. Whether you are in a London Borough, Metropolitan, Unitary, County or District Council or otherwise involved in local government; whether you are an elected member, non-financial manager or even a member of the finance team, you could benefit from reading this book. The book answers the following questions:

  • How do Local Government Finances work?
  • How does Local Government fund its Capital Programmes?
  • What are the Implications of Localism and Austerity?
  • What are the Financial Opportunities for Local Authorities?

And contains sections on the following subjects:

  • General Fund Accounts
  • Revenues
  • Issues with Specific Budgets
  • Housing Revenue Account
  • Capital Programmes
  • Revenue Support Grant Settlement 2014/15
  • Welfare Reform and Benefits
  • Value for Money and Performance Management
"If such a book had been available when I first started in local government I would have found it invaluable."

This book is excellent value at £30 plus £3.25 postage and packing. It includes 100 pages and was published in 2014. To order a copy please click the 'add to basket' button below.

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Price: £30.00

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