Introduction to Local Government Finance in England


We are holding webinars entitled 'Introduction to Local Government Finance in England’ in May 2022. These webinars give an introduction and overview of this important subject and are fully up to date with all developments.

There are three webinars:

  • Introduction to Local Government Finance in England (revenue) - 10th May 2022 at 2pm
  • Introduction to Local Government Finance in England (capital) - 17th May 2022 at 2pm
  • Introduction to Local Government Finance in England (technical issues) - 30th May 2022 at 2pm

Each webinar will last about an hour and costs £30 plus value added tax (a total of £36).

These webinars are comprehensive and are designed for people who are not experts in local government finance in England, but who need to understand the basics and achieve an overview of what is going on. They are suitable for councillors, non-financial managers, finance staff who don't have experience of every aspect of local government finance and others who realise that an understanding of local government finance can place them at an advantage!

  • Introduction to Local Government Finance in England (revenue) refers to: General Fund Expenditure and Income; Revenue Support Grant including the settlement for 2021/22; Business Rates including the localisation of Business Rates, Business Rate reliefs and appeals; Council Tax including Council Tax Reduction schemes; Specific Grants; Budget Requirements; Fees and Charges; Statements of Comprehensive Income (Income & Expenditure Accounts); Adult Social Care; Children’s Services; Transport & Infrastructure; Waste Management; Schools including the Dedicated Schools' Grant; Housing Revenue Account.
  • Introduction to Local Government Finance in England (capital) refers to: Capital Expenditure and how it is financed; Public Sector Debt; Prudential Borrowing and Local Government debt; Capital Receipts; Specific Grants; How European Funding is to be replaced; Statements of Financial Position (formerly known as Balance Sheets); Use of Reserves; Treasury Management; Public Works Loans Board; Asset Management; Asset Sales; Commercial Investments.
  • Introduction to Local Government Finance in England (technical issues) refers to: Economic Context; Spending Reviews; Public Health and Pooling Health Budgets; Devolution and Combined Authorities; Fair Funding Review; the short- and long-term impacts of Coronavirus and Brexit; Long-term Pressures on Budgets; Value for Money & Re-modelling services; Local Government Association Peer Reviews and Performance Management; Superannuation; Subsidiary companies; Income Generation; Outlook for Local Government Finance.

All the webinars are fully up to date.

The presenter will be Adrian Waite, who is well known for his ability to explain complex financial matters clearly. To view his biography, please click here.

It is possible to ask questions during and after the webinar. Attendees will also receive a copy of the presentation used, a briefing paper and a CPD Certificate. A recording of the webinar is also available after it is completed.

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AWICS offers Webinars on a broad range of subjects relevant to public services, local government, housing and finance.

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