Equalisation and the future of local government finance

  • 142 Pages
  • 4.93 MB
  • English
Oliver & Boyd , Edinburgh, London
Local finance -- Great Britain., Grants-in-aid -- Great Bri


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Statementforeward by Alan T. Peacock.
LC ClassificationsHJ9424 .B67
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 142 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6014814M
LC Control Number66071775

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Finance is at the heart of any fundamental debate about the role of local government in the United Kingdom. It has two key dimensions – the relationship between local government and the state and the relationship between local government and the citizen. Local government finance: is equalisation inching back.

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Downloadable. In the central government in Ireland introduced a formula-based needs and resources equalisation model in its local government system to ensure that the allocation of general purpose grants to local authorities was done in an equitable manner.

However, the equalisation model is lacking in transparency, with few details publicly available as to its exact by: 3. local government finance The detailed finance rules and regulations for local councils are complex and ever-changing.

However, over the past few years, there has been a significant change in the overall approach to local government funding. These key changes are outlined below.

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The importance of local government is based on several key Size: 1MB. Fiscal equalization and school finance. Because the future well- being of children is so dependent on the. on local government financing. This con-Author: Andrew Reschovsky. Developments in Local Government Finance: Theory and Policy [Pola, Giancarlo, France, George, Levaggi, Rosella] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Developments in Local Government Finance: Theory and Policy. An equalization payment is usually made to a state, province, or individual from the federal government for the purpose of offsetting monetary : Will Kenton.

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Annual reports from the Auditor-General, regular newspaper reports and political debates in different legislatures confirm the bad state of affairs in many municipalities, various provinces and national government departments.

It is in local government in particular that the consequences of a range of problems relating to the finances of Cited by: 1. why local governments need money; the democratic tenets and principles guiding the management of local government finance; ; the particular roles of a council, its executive committee and the administrative authority in managing local government finance; ; the nature of local government property and other taxes; ; user charges, consumer tariffs and nominal levies as other revenue sources.

for managers at the local government level who wish to take a more active role in the design, implementation and maintenance of their governments’ internal controls.

The Government Finance officers Association (GFOA) wishes to thank Ste-phen J. Gauthier, the Director of the GFOA’s Technical Services Center, for writing this Size: KB. the amount of grant needed for equalisation to take place, and consideration of the scope for using benchmark measures of local authority expenditure.

HISTORICAL CONTEXT A.2 For the last few decades, the English local government finance system has been designed so that the distribution of non-ring-fenced revenue grant takes some accountFile Size: KB. Top tips: local government finance Find out what our experts thought about the future of local government finance and share your ideas in the comment section below Kate McCann.

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Local Government in the Republic of Ireland is a valuable resource for those with an interest in knowing more about how our system of local government works, including students, practitioners, and those who regularly interact with local councils.

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FISCAL EQUALIZATION AND SCHOOL FINANCE ANDREW RESCHOVSKY* There is a long tradition in the United States of local provision of elementary and secondary public education. In the early years of the nation, “public” edu- cation was financed primarily through voluntary contributions from local resi.

Selected Presentations by Michael Coleman on California Local Government Finance Reform Local Property Tax from the Revenue and Taxation Reference Book Page Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. the sales and use tax faces a tenuous future.

The local component of the sales and use tax is distributed to cities and. Government Finance Review is the Government Finance Officers Association 's bimonthly membership magazine. It publishes articles in the forefront of the public finance profession, touching on topics such as fiscal first aid, performance measurement and management, new accounting and auditing standards, strategic budgeting, groundbreaking technology for government finance, innovations in.

Tracing the history of Local Government in Zambia from independence in to and looking forward. It should be 'must' reading for students of state and local government finance, and especially for practitioners.

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT — TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. This Technical Assistance Report on Zambia was prepared by a staff team of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.

It is based on the information available at the time it was completed on June File Size: KB. The course will also provide participants with an appreciation of how the budget process works in a Local Authority and an understanding of the Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet of a Local Authority.

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Size: KB.The Local Government Finance Commission therefore recommends that the graduated tax be retained and the following recommendations should be adopted to increase on transparency, compliance, efficiency of tax collection and yields.

(a) Local governments should, with the assistance of the Ministry of Local.