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Event Date Thu Feb 3 EST (in 9 days)
Location Online
Region Americas

After a decade of austerity, local authorities have seen their spending power reduced by a third, according to the National Audit Office. With councils already having to find solutions to reduce expenditure, Covid-19 has only exacerbated this issue; councils are having to cope with not only a loss in funding, but a growth in service demand.

This increased spending pressure means that local authorities need effective financial management and diversified income strategies. Through building on existing best practice and innovative strategies, councils can continue to refine and improve financial management and fiscal efficiency

In 2020, councils estimated a funding shortfall of approximately £2 billion, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies
The National Audit Office found in 2021 that 82.6% of local authorities’ income in 2019-20 was based on council tax, business rates and other fees, up from 48.6% in 2010-11
Local authorities have forecast COVID-19-related spending pressures of £6.9 billion for the full year in 2021, according to the same document
Research from the Local Government Association in 2020 showed that, on average, councils saved £356 per household between 2016/7 and 2019/20

Join us at the event to hear the latest strategies and best practice from financial experts across local government. You will hear a range of key case studies covering a breadth of vital topics, from delivering a robust financial planning strategy and implementing an economic recovery plan, to diversifying your income generation and working in partnership to reduce costs. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across local government to share common challenges in mitigating for the financial impact of Covid-19.

Why Attend:

✓ Hear the latest policy and best practice strategies for effective financial management in local government
✓ Gain tools initiatives for increasing your cost efficiency and reducing your expenditure
✓ Engage with successful case studies from a range of local authorities
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across local authorities
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

This is a live event taking place online:
✓ Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
✓ Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
✓ Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
✓ Review event materials and presentations post-event

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals who work in supporting the community across the public and third sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors


2022 Speakers

Jonathan Werran
Chief Executive Officer, Localis

Nicola Morton
Head of Local Government Finance, Local Government Association

Andrew Burns
Associate Director for Local Government, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Cllr Andreas Kirsch
Leader of the Council, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Hamant Bharadia
Assistant Director of Strategic Finance, London Borough of Lambeth

Joseph Holmes,
Executive Director of Resources, West Berkshire Council

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsor