Given the growing financial pressures placed on local authorities, this year’s Public Sector Finance Conference is the ideal platform to assess the future of funding and financial management, whilst examining practical solutions to ensure efficiency and capitalise on innovative commercial and income generation opportunities.
With the MHCLG sharing updates on the progress and implications of the Fair Funding Review, you can join them on the 10th of October in Central London to examine the next steps in business rates retention, as well as securing value for money and financial sustainability in the delivery of high quality services.
The morning keynote speech is by Stuart Hoggan, Deputy Director, Local Government Finance Settlement & Directorate, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
The theme of his talk is: Developing Secure Foundations for Local Government Finance
- Reinforcing the commitment to support local government funding by giving English councils access to more than £200 billion in funding over five years
- Outlining the future of local government funding and budget allocations as per the 2018-2019 Local Government Finance Settlement
- Giving 97% of councils certainty over their funding through a four year settlement
- Exploring the current state of play for the Fair Funding Review: seeking new and more responsive ways of distributing funding
- Implementing the latest phase of the Business Rates Retention Programme and providing councils with greater freedom to raise and retain revenue in their areas
Also, Aileen Murphie, Director, DCLG and Local Government Value for Money, National Audit Office will be outlining the process of auditing local authorities with increasing capital requirements and how to comply with NAO value for money requirements.
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