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Available Documents for 2007

Caring for All - balancing fairness and stability in the funding of local services
This report explains some of the key conflicts within the local government funding system, and explores the impact of the governments current approach, particularly for social services. It seeks to illustrate the inequalities that are caused by the practice of "damping" back changes to the funding system, and how this compromises service delivery in SIGOMA local authority areas.
Deprived Councils subsidise wealthier London Boroughs on Social Services
SIGOMAs latest report - Caring for All looks at the Governments current grant arrangements for social services and shows that some of the countrys most affluent areas are being subsidised by some of the poorest ...... click on the link above the read the news release in full.
SIGOMA response to the Councillors Commission Inquiry
SIGOMA submitted evidence to the commission after consultation with its members on the 26th July 2007. Our response emphasises the need for better development and support for the community role, the need for changes to the legal framework allowing time off for public duties and remuneration.
Supplementary Business Rates - response to CLG Ctee inquiry
SIGOMAs response to the CLG Committee Inquiry into supplementary business rates (8 June 2007)
All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the role of councillors - SIGOMA Response
SIGOMA has made a submission to the APP Inquiry as a result of consultation with our members. The views in this document are intended to address the challenges both national and local government face with respect to the role of the councillor.
Rethinking Neighbourhood Renewal - the impact of dedicated neighbourhood renewal funding to people a
SIGOMAs report shows how experience in neighbourhood renewal is helping councils to create stronger community leadership, greater public engagement, rigorous performance management and more flexible local services. A seperate annex of local case studies demonstrates the role of neighbourhood renewal funding in SIGOMA areas. (April 2007)
Rethinking Neighbourhood Renewal - Annex
Annex one to SIGOMAs main report.
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