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All things local government finance

We’re all about championing the need for a fair and sustainable funding settlement to give our sector the certainty it needs to thrive. Take a look below to see the latest work we’ve done in partnership with our Policy Leads, and for useful conversations that experts are having in the local government finance field.

Our latest statements

Solace's Response to Budget 2021

March 2021

Martin Reeves, Solace spokesperson for Local Government Finance, said: “Managing the major risks facing our economy and supporting some of the sectors under the greatest pressure was always going to be the key focus of this Budget. “While more money and support for our high streets, businesses and jobs is to be welcomed, along with […]

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Solace warns local recovery efforts contrained by 'too little too late'

December 2020

Responding to the publication of the provisional local government finance settlement Martin Reeves, Solace spokesperson for Local Government Finance, said: “Once again, the Government has failed to listen to its own advice from the 2018 Hudson Review and left it to the last possible minute to let councils know exactly how much money they can […]

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Solace's Statement on the Spending Review

November 2020

Martin Reeves, Solace spokesperson for Local Government Finance, said: “While the additional funding for councils for next year is welcome this falls far short of what is needed given the extraordinary pressures the pandemic and a decade of underfunding have placed on council budgets. “Local authorities, along with our health partners, have been at the […]

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Hear from the industry experts

Local Government Finance Main Plenary
Virtual Learning Week 2020

In this video, experts in local government finance: Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive at Local Government Association, Paul Johnson OBE, Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive of Southampton City Council come together at the Solace Virtual Learning Week 2020.

Local Government Finance Session
Virtual Learning Week 2020

In this video, Carolyn Williamson, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Corporate Resources at Hampshire County Council and Alex Skinner, Director of Local Government Finance at the Ministry of Housing come together to discuss all things local government finance.

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Local Government Finance Plenary
Virtual Learning Week 2020

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Local Government Finance Session
Virtual Learning Week 2020

Click below to listen to the audio-only version of this session.

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