State of Local Government Finance Survey 2019

Document type
Glover, Jennifer
Date of publication
14 February 2019
Social Policy, Community Development and Regeneration, Health Services, Children and Young People, Education and Skills, Disabled people
Social welfare
Material type

Download (1.3MB )

LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.

The survey was sent to senior decision-makers at each of England’s 353 councils (Council Leaders, Chief Executives, Cabinet Members for Finance/Resources and Directors of Finance/Resources) between 9th January and 5th February 2019.

This year the LGiU received 158 responses from 123 individual councils, meaning that over a third of English councils are represented in the results. The LGiU also received responses from a broad cross-section of councils, encompassing county, district and unitary authorities, a mixture of political control, and all regions.

More from Social welfare collection

Related to Social Policy

Local government and Universal Credit

The introduction of Universal Credit is a key element of the 2012 Welfare Reform Act, which aims to simplify the benefits and tax credit system. Local government is at the heart of an effective and

Local government finance settlement

This document sets out Independent Age’s response to the provisional local government finance settlement for 2016

Double devolution: the renewal of local government

In this collection the editors offer their arguments for a double devolution of powers – from central government to local, and from local government to very-local. Their discussion is accompanied by

2017 state of local government finance survey: summary

The LGiU and MJ jointly conducted the 2017 State of Local Government Finance survey from 5 January – 26 January 2017 and received 163 responses. Responses were collected from Chief Executives, Council

More items related to this subject

Related to LGIU

LGiU Homelessness Commission: final report

Report on the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government

Ones to watch 2019: local elections

Report on the 2019 local elections

Local elections communications for better democracy 2019

Guide on improving local elections communications

More items related to this publisher