This is the first report in a new multi-year IFS research programme examining these major changes to local government finance. The programme will consider the impacts of changes so far, provide in-depth analysis of the main issues related to upcoming reforms, and consider the opportunities (and challenges) that would arise from greater fiscal devolution. This report provides an initial look at the changes in councils’ spending, funding and funding systems since 2010.
Michael Trickey, Programme Director Wales Public Services 2025 contributed to this report. Please click here to read the full report.