Posted on March 08, 2017
SIGOMA Chair Sir Stephen Houghton comments on a Budget that provided some short-term relief but little long-term confidence for struggling local authorities.
Posted on March 01, 2017
SIGOMA Chair Sir Stephen Houghton argues that systemic real terms cuts to education funding are the real driver behind local pressures.
Posted on February 08, 2017
Sir Stephen Houghton speaks out over accusations that Surrey County Council were compelled to climb down from planned council tax referendum.
Posted on December 12, 2016
Sir Stephen Houghton wrote to the Chancellor on 9 December to express SIGOMA's care funding concerns.
Posted on November 25, 2016
SIGOMA Chair Sir Stephen Houghton comments on the crucial announcements and omissions from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
Posted on November 11, 2016
SIGOMA Chair Sir Stephen Houghton gives his take on the upcoming Autumn Statement.
Posted on October 26, 2016
New IFS report highlights the major changes to local government finance since 2010 and looks to the future in light of upcoming reforms.
Posted on October 14, 2016
Following low growth in pay after the Brexit vote on June 23, a prominent think tank now expects the National Living Wage rate to be revised down.
Posted on October 04, 2016
SIGOMA welcomes education investment in some of the least socially mobile parts of the country, but argues the net must be cast wider.
Posted on August 15, 2016
Local authorities seek ministerial guarantee on £5.3bn of EU funding earmarked prior to Brexit
Posted on July 25, 2016
New report highlights regional inequalities that could result from 100% retention of business rates.
Posted on March 10, 2016
SIGOMA's response to DCLG proposals for reforming the New Homes Bonus.
Posted on February 01, 2016
SIGOMA's submission to the CLG committee enquiry into 100% business rate retention.
Posted on March 03, 2015
A short light hearted youtube presentation but with a serious underlying message which has become increasingly relevant as austerity continues to bite unevenly across the country.