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Are You Capital Rich but Revenue Poor?

Did you know that as a local authority you can capitalise interest costs for assets that are being made ready for use? As with all capitalisation this enables you to spread costs over a number of future years and lowers the immediate revenue impact:...

Tuesday 01 May 2018 Read More

Minimum Revenue Provision – Revised Guidance

News headlines have recently been dominated with Brexit as well as diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation. It’s therefore possible that some people may have missed the announcement that the comedian Jim Bowen had died.  For fourteen...

Tuesday 27 March 2018 Read More

Rate Hikes, Job Cuts?

A great strength of the UK economy since the financial crisis has been the ability to generate new employment, dampening the impact of some challenging economic conditions on household spending. In fact, the unemployment rate of 4.3% reported for...

Monday 05 March 2018 Read More

External Insight - Deutsche Asset Management

EU Money Market Reform - LVNAVs: Cash or cash-equivalent?

Tuesday 27 February 2018 Read More

Local Authority Credit Risk

Introduction Arlingclose is often asked whether a certain local authority, or local authorities in general, are a safe counterparty for investing cash. The unease about the impact of continued budget cuts on local authority finances has prompted...

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Read More

IFRS 9 and Pooled Funds

A treasury manager and a financial accountant were overheard chatting by the coffee machine recently… Treasury manager: That IFRS 9 is causing me a headache. I think I need to sell my investments in bond funds and property funds soon. If I hold...

Monday 05 February 2018 Read More

Miffed by MiFID 2

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority published its rules on which local authorities will be allowed to remain professional clients when the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive takes effect in January. MiFID II is the pinnacle of...

Monday 10 July 2017 Read More

A Code of Conduct for Treasury Management Advisors to UK Local...

Last summer, the Communities & Local Government (CLG) Select Committee launched an inquiry into Local Council bank loans. The inquiry was largely in response to a Channel 4 Dispatches programme which had shone a somewhat misguided light into the...

Monday 25 April 2016 Read More

Safe as Local Authorites?

A question that is becoming increasingly common from our clients – most of whom are local authorities themselves - is will my money be safe invested with another UK local authority? The most common concerns given are the increasing cuts to funding...

Friday 22 April 2016 Read More

MRP under the spotlight

The subject of MRP has been in the spotlight since we highlighted it was time to review the annual policy back in December 2015. The broad aim of prudent provision is to ensure that debt is repaid over a period that is either reasonably...

Monday 18 January 2016 Read More
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