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Solace blog

10th January 2023

MJ Article: A review of funding is essential, Patrick Melia

“The beginning of a new year is often a time for reflection and 2023 is no different.

After yet another year in which the local government finance settlement was published in full the week before Christmas – despite the fact the Government’s own advice cautions against such an approach – I have been pondering how we might break this, quite frankly, incredibly unhelpful cycle. It doesn’t work for councils and our budget-setting timetables, and it doesn’t really work for Government either, compressing complex calculations into short timeframes…”

Click here to read the full article by Patrick Melia, Solace spokesperson for local government finance, on the MJ.