The clock is tickling

By Paul O'Brien | 19 September 2021
  • Paul O'Brien

Local government faces a triumvirate of important announcements in the coming months which will have major ramifications for its role, responsibilities and resources in the short, mid and long-term.

By the end of October, the chancellor should have announced the findings of a three-year Spending Review, setting out the UK’s priorities for public spending. At present, spending departments are submitting proposals to the Treasury as to how they intend to tackle a raft of public policy conundrums as well as deliver public services over the period to meet need. The Treasury’s role is to identify synergy across Government priorities to maximise the spending of limited resources.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Climate change Whitehall Devolution Spending Review

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products