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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

Flog it!

If you’re a private company, or indeed an individual, you can generally do what you like with your money. If you want to flog your main assets to fund next year’s staff payroll, or that dream holiday, you are perfectly entitled to. It may not always...

Wednesday 23 December 2015 Read More

Time to Review your MRP

In the Spanish country side, just East of Madrid, stands the village of Pioz, which back in 2012 had the dubious title of being most indebted place in Spain. The reason for this being that Spain's Ministry of Public Administration estimated at that...

Tuesday 15 December 2015 Read More

Inflated Expectations

There has been much interest in the recent bond issues by two local authorities – Greater London Authority’s £200m 25 year bond at 0.34% and Warrington Borough Council’s £50m 40 year issue at 0.85%, with the interest and principal on both bonds...

Friday 20 November 2015 Read More

Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry

Please click on this link to read Arlingclose’s response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into local council bank loans.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 Read More

Should councils have a finance scheme to support local residents and...

Balancing budgets and allocating finance is a difficult task for all councils. Trying to support the local community while being mindful of the available funds, and also only getting involved in funding schemes when there are significant problems to...

Friday 29 August 2014 Read More

Right-to-buy abolished in Scotland

Scotland has recently announced its intention to get rid of the right-to-buy scheme by 2016. Although the Conservatives opposed the move, MSPs voted in favour of abolishing the policy in order to protect the country’s social housing stock and...

Wednesday 16 July 2014 Read More
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