All You Want To Know About Local Authority Finance

In-House Training


This course provides a fully updated introduction and overview of Local Authority Finance.


This course is a useful introduction and overview of this important subject and covers revenue and capital finance, the changes that the government is making and how local authorities are responding to this challenging agenda

Local Government is going through a period of significant change. There has been a significant and ongoing reduction in funding for local authorities since 2010 and this is requiring a fundamental redesign of how authorities are organised and services are delivered. The coalition government passed the Localism Act that promoted local decision making and abolished most ring-fenced grants. The coalition government started the localisation of business rates that is expected to be completed in 2019/20 and revenue support grant is being phased out.

In the current climate, a working knowledge of local authority finance will put you and your colleagues in a position of advantage.

The session answers the following questions:

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


Those who attend with gain an overview and working knowledge of the financing of local government.

The session is accompanied by a very useful book that is provided for future reference: 'All You Want to Know about Local Authority Finance 2017'.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for people who are not experts in local government finance, but who need to understand the basics and achieve an overview of what is going on. It is suitable for non-financial managers, councillors and finance staff who have limited experience of local government finance and others who realise that an understanding of local government finance can place them at an 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 this course.

Further Information

For further information about an in-house session of 'All You Want to Know about Local Authority Finance' or to book a session, please contact Adrian Waite on 017683-51498 or

Other Information about Local Authority Finance

For information about the open seminar: 'All You Want to Know about Local Authority Finance' please click HERE

For information about management consulting for local government please click HERE

For information about AWICS and Local Government Association Peer Reviews please click HERE

For information about our publication: 'All You Want to Know about Local Authority Finance' please click HERE

For briefing papers on local authority finance please click HERE

Adrian Waite presenting an in-house training session at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

Most of our in-house training sessions are for a day, but there are half-day and evening options available.

To download a copy of our brochure, please click HERE

To find out what feedback we have received from people who have already attended our courses, please click HERE

For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or

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