Supporting local government during austerity

This paper as part of our City Money strand of work, looks at why we need local government finance reform after the 2013 Spending Review

Briefing published on 18 June 2013 by Zach Wilcox

Budget cuts are inevitable, but the way they are managed is yet to be decided. If nothing else changes, then frontline services will be affected and communities will face funding challenges for a range of services that keep them going.

This briefing paper explores some of the biggest local government finance challenges emerging around the 2013 spending review.