Council budgets and spending LGA finance review

In June 2022 we invited a Local Government Association (LGA) peer challenge team to review our financial position and seek assurance as to our approach.

The LGA peer challenge approach involves a team of experienced officers and members spending time with another council as 'peers' to provide challenge and share learning.

In summary, the LGA peer review report makes a number of recommendations and sets out steps, many of which we were already undertaking to ensure we can overcome the financially challenging situation, and these are now being incorporated into our medium-term financial strategy.