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The most challenging MTFS cycle in a generation – and how to get ahead of it

The most challenging MTFS cycle in a generation – and how…

A response to Croydon's s114 notice and CCN's finding that only 22% of its members are…

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Reflecting on Public Finance Live 20: building confidence to deliver ‘good’ savings

Reflecting on Public Finance Live 20: building confidence to…

This week, CIPFA brought together the movers and shakers from public sector finance to discuss and share insight around this…

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6 reasons why this financial challenge requires a different mindset

6 reasons why this financial challenge requires a different…

Local authorities face the triple challenge of remaining resilient, ensuring they are…

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Do councils have the financial resilience to survive Covid-19?

Do councils have the financial resilience to survive…

Is the allocated emergency funding sufficient?

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Keeping tomorrow on today’s agenda – the crucial role for Directors of Resources in 2020

Keeping tomorrow on today’s agenda – the crucial…

How to avoid coronavirus derailing the delivery of savings and resulting in an unsustainable…

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Local government budgeting: a complicated solution in a complex world

Local government budgeting: a complicated solution in a…

Financial strategy, planning and management requires a huge overhaul.

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Coverage of ‘council sell-offs’ doesn’t tell the whole story

Coverage of ‘council sell-offs’ doesn’t tell the whole…

Losing social landmarks need not be a disaster - bricks and mortar don't deliver outcomes by…

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CIPFA conference reflections: Amy Crowson

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…

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

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

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

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Reflections from CIPFA Conference: We have to make Brexit work

Reflections from CIPFA Conference: We have to make Brexit…

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

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Budget 2016 response: Devolution under threat

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…

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The polarisation of adult social care

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…

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