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In this second Localis Policy Platform, two County Councils (Essex and Leicestershire), a District Council (Tandridge) and a unitary authority (Bracknell Forest) address the need for change in the local government finance system.
This paper is the first in a series of publications, with submissions by leading figures across a number of Councils across the UK, aided by Localis, with the aim of creating a dialogue between Local Authorities and policy makers about some of the most important issues and experiences that Councils have encountered in their daily work.
This report is a supplement to a previous report
by Policy Exchange and Localis, on the reform of the revenue finance system of local government in England.
In the final part of this major study into local government financial reform, Professor Tony Travers of the LSE examines the much overlooked capital finance system.
This volume briefly reviews the revenue and capital finance system available to local government in England and examines the recent changes to the system under the Blair government.
Professor Tony Travers of the LSE examines the history of local government funding in England and Wales, from feudalism through the Victorian period to today.