REGISTER

Nicola Morton

Nicola Morton

Head of Local Government Finance,
Local Government Association (LGA)

Nicola Morton has worked in local government finance since 1998 when she joined Birmingham City Council to work on the first major multi-year review of local government funding.  She has played a leading role on revenue grant distribution reviews and related matters for a number of organisations.  These include a number of local authorities, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, London Councils, the Audit Commission, the National Audit Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Nicola joined the Local Government Association in December 2012 as Head of Local Government Finance.  She leads the organisation’s work on Business Rates Retention and the Fair Funding Review, business rates and council tax policy and Local Government Finance settlements.  She also heads the LGA’s work on Spending Reviews, Budgets and Autumn Statements.

  • Evaluating the potential impact the local government finance settlement will have on local councils and delivering services, such as the council tax referenda
  • Assessing the challenges for local government including the ongoing implications of the rising demands
  • Outlining the LGA’s response to the Spending Review 2019 and the influence it has had on local government spending
  • Exploring the future of local government finance, including how the LGA will support local governments moving forward