London, United Kingdom, August 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Capita announces details of its Local Government Finance Reform Conference Thursday 25th October 2012 – Birmingham
Expert Speakers Include:
· Chair: Alison Scott, Associate Director for local Government, CIPFA
Bob Neill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
Jessie Hanshar, Deputy Director, Business Rates and Valuation, Department for Communities and Local Government
Claire Cooper, Deputy Director, Localising Council Tax Support, Department for Communities and Local Government
Stephen Hughes, Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council
Jan Britton, Chief Executive, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Jim Graham, Chief Executive, Warwickshire County Council
Councillor Martin Hill, Leader, Lincolnshire County Council
The Local Government Finance Reform Bill proposes radical changes to the way local authorities are funded. Capita’s 2nd Local Government Finance Reform Conference addresses the impact of the decentralisation of local government finance through the changes to business rate retention and the localising of council tax support.
With the implementation of the financial reforms expected by April 2013, attend this conference to hear the Department for Communities and Local Government outline the latest policy and leading chief executive examine a variety of subjects including different approaches to forecasting, budgeting and delivering on council tax support frameworks.
Benefits of Attending
Hear from the Department for Communities and Local Government about the latest details of the reform on business rate retention and the localisation of council tax support.
Learn how the 50% central and local shares will work in practice and how to forecast business rate growth levels.
Identify the role and opportunities Tax Increment Financing presents and how this can be accessed.
Understand the potential that retained business rates provide from a city council focusing on promoting growth and development.
Take away practical guidance on pooling resources with other authorities and sharing risk.
Gain insight into the policy framework and funding implications of localising council tax and how best to implement schemes.
Examine different approaches to managing the changes the reform creates on a variety of different sized councils.
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Contact: Catherine Kennedy – Catherine.email@example.com - 020 7202 0557