Policy paper

DCLG user engagement: reductions to local government finance statistical collections

A user engagement exercise inviting views on proposed changes to local government finance statistical collections.

Documents

DCLG user engagement: reductions to local government finance statistical collections

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DCLG user engagement: reductions to local government finance statistical collections: summary of responses

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Detail

The first document invites views on proposed changes to local government finance statistical collections.

The second document summarises the responses received on the proposed changes.

Background

In 2010 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) set in place new arrangements for managing down burden and cost of central data requirements.

Substantial reductions of around a third have already been made in DCLG’s own returns. However, the local government finance returns have so far been largely unaffected. This user engagement exercise contains proposals for reductions in data collections covering exclusively local government finance data.

We have already consulted with key government users and reviewed their requirements. This has helped inform our initial proposals. Before any final decisions are made and to ensure that the requirements of all users are taken into account, DCLG is seeking your views.

User engagement closed: 19 September 2014.