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Real People in Real Places
SIGOMAs report sets out four key principles for the future of local government and uses local case studies to show how large, urban authorities are already deliveiring real change in our urban area. This is SIGOMAs final evidence for Sir Michael Lyons' Inquiry into role and funding of local Government (Sep 2006).
 
Response to the Provisional 2007/08 Local Government Finance Settlement
This paper details SIGOMAs response to the provisional local government finance settlement.
 
The SIGOMA Profile
This report uses the Government's PSA targets to analyse progress across SIGOMA areas, comparing these to other regions of the country and identifying a number of areas where better targeted public funding will help meet the targets. (July 2006)
 
SIGOMA Response to the Review of New Recurrent Funding Arrangements for Schools Terms of Reference
From April 2006 new recurrent funding arrangements for schools were introduced, with a commitment to review various aspects of the system for the first two years. The purpose of the review is to make recommendations on any adjustments needed to those arrangements in light of the experience and to consider what further developments in the schools funding system are further needed to support the government's wider policies for schools and childrens services. Deadline 31 May 2005
 
Lyons Consultation Paper and Interim Report
Sir Michael Lyons remit was extended to cover the future role of local government. SIGOMA made a full response to the consultation. Deadline 13th March 2005
 
Local Strategic Partnerships - Shaping their Future
This consultation examines the future role of LSPs, their governance and accountability, and their capacity to deliver Sustainable Community Strategies and Local Area Agreements. Deadline 3rd March 2006
 
Supporting People Distribution Formula - Technical Consultation Paper
This is a technical paper seeking views on the final shape of the Supporting People Distribution Formula Deadline 28 February 2006
 
A Vision for Urban Areas
A report detailing outcomes of a joint SIGOMA/ODPM conference on the future of local government in urban areas (January 2006)
 
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