Introduction to Local Government Finance e-learning


Event summary

This e-learning covers how local government finance is structured, funded, and the unique complexities of working with it.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount, this will be applied at checkout.

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CIPFA E-Learning

Standard price

£99.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The Introduction to Local Government Finance e-learning is ideal for anyone already working in a finance role but new to local government, or anyone working in the sector with budget or leadership responsibilities who needs to develop their understanding about structures and funding.

It is delivered online. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you. It will take around four hours to complete and you will have access to the learning materials for three months.

Note: Whilst content does refer to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the course will be most relevant to those working in English local government.

The e-learning covers:

  • the range of council models in operation and their statutory service requirements
  • the governance roles of both officers and politicians
  • the funding mechanisms that apply to local authorities
  • how councils are meeting funding challenges by looking towards innovative income generation options
  • the future challenge and opportunity facing the public sector

This e-learning carries four CPD hours.

Webchat is available Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding UK bank holidays).