The Local Government Finance team is responsible for developing London Councils’ policy on all aspects of the local government finance system. Our priorities are to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the needs and aspirations of Londoners; to ensure that London gets its fair share of resources, and to defend local autonomy.

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Major fiscal events

Understanding and influencing Government spending plans. 

  • Spending Reviews
  • Budgets
  • Local Government Finance Settlements

Finance toolbox

Online archive of analysis carried out by London Councils officers

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Update on London boroughs’ finance pressures

London boroughs have suffered from chronic underfunding and are already facing real term cuts due to inflation.