Local Government Funding: Securing Financial Health and Boosting Outcomes

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew Tubb, Policy Advisor, National Association of Local Councils
  • Further speakers to be announced


Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons (11 March), presenting the government’s spending objectives for the next financial year. The huge investment plans were unveiled amid the global pandemic. The Treasury confirmed an emergency response fund to support local authorities to manage pressures on social care and support vulnerable people.

The chancellor highlighted that in the year ahead the government is committed to supporting the work of local authorities, in delivering high quality local services in communities across the country. The 2020-21 local government finance settlement enables a 6.3% nominal increase in councils’ Core Spending Power.’ The government has also confirmed the low-cost loans through the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB), the Hardship Fund, Business Rates Reliefs and additional funding aimed at reducing vehicle pollution.

Join us on Tuesday 8th September 2020 to review your approach to budgeting, value for money and accountability in your local area. This briefing will cover the latest developments on business rates, council tax, and income generation.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Understanding the current issues facing local governments: progress on reforms
  • The Business Rates Retention Scheme (BRRS): implementing the new system
  • Reducing vehicle pollution: local measures to improve air quality
  • Addressing the added financial burden of social care
  • Accessing the make-up of council funding
  • Using joint ventures to generate income
  • Other methods of income generation


The Event:

In the morning session you will explore the current issues facing local governments and the funding policy changes as well as the Reforms to Business Rates.

In the afternoon session you will learn from best practice case studies outlining the most effective approaches and strategies. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in local government finance including, but not limited to: Chief Finance Officers, Section 151 Officers, Heads of Financial Services, Heads of Strategic Finance, Resources Directors, Heads of Finance, Heads of Revenue Services.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: monica.thompson@dodsgroup.com

Tuesday 8th September 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London. The venue will be announced closer to the date.

Private Sector | 1 Place: £595 | 2+ Places: £545 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


15% Early Bird Expires - 4pm Friday 17th July 2020


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

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