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CIPFA conference reflections: Amy Crowson

This blog is one of two reflecting on the CIPFA conference. Sitting in the airport waiting to go to my…

August 8, 2017

Spending the £1 billion well: bunfights and insights so far….

  We recently set up a collaborative that is generating evidence on how to spend the initial extra £1bn for…

June 27, 2017

Reflections from CIPFA Conference: We have to make Brexit work

Last week my colleagues and I attended CIPFA’s annual conference. Unsurprisingly, Brexit shaped the agenda and framed the discussions. However,…

July 21, 2016

Budget 2016 response: Devolution under threat

The Chancellor’s business rate reduction in today’s Budget is a bitter pill for local government to swallow. Just when it…

March 16, 2016

The polarisation of adult social care

Our recent survey of around 100 Council chief executives and senior directors showed that the financial sustainability of adult social…

March 4, 2016

The Spending Review: Tough choices to make

The social care council tax precept is good politics for George Osborne and bad politics for local government. He’s devolving…

November 25, 2015

When 70 public sector finance directors get together…

Last month iMPOWER presented at the Association of Local Authority Treasurers annual retreat in Oxford, with 70 public sector Finance…

October 9, 2015

The Spending Review Cometh

Find your nearest stack of recent local government trade magazines and place your hands above them. Can you feel the…

September 28, 2015

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