State of Local Government Finance Survey 2019

Document type
Survey
Author(s)
Glover, Jennifer
Publisher
LGIU
Date of publication
14 February 2019
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Community Development and Regeneration, Health Services, Children and Young People, Education and Skills, Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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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.

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