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Financial sustainability of local authorities 2018

The NAO has published two reports on the impacts that major funding changes were having on the financial sustainability of local authorities, most recently in November 2014. Following a further three years of funding reductions the time is right to return to the issue. The study will reassess conditions in the sector and the implications for local authority services. We will also review the stewardship role of the Department for Communities and Local Government in relation to the local government finance system.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.