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Anthony Collins Solicitors, 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES, United Kingdom
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In the age of continuing austerity for local government (notwithstanding the Spending Review), a financially and legally sound approach to investments has never been more important.

What's it about?
This event will focus on the key considerations for local authorities in making investment decisions and managing their investment portfolios. Legal compliance is important, but there is a range of financial, accounting, technical and governance issues that need to be covered to ensure that the authority is robust in its approach. 

Our multi-disciplinary speakers will facilitate an open dialogue amongst all attendees to enable the sharing of best practice. 

What will be covered?

  • the legal framework – powers, procurement and state aid
  • investment strategies and CIPFA compliance
  • investments and local authority accounting
  • investments in residential and commercial property
  • acting as a lender
  • effective governance and scrutiny of investments.

Who should attend?
This event will be relevant to chief officers (particularly s151 officers) as well as senior finance, legal and commercial officers. Delegates will receive a good overview of the broad picture in terms of local authority investments. 

Lunch will be provided 

  • 09:30 Registration and networking for a 09:45 start 
  • 10:00 Legal Framework: Powers, Procurement and State Aid
  • 10:45 Investment Strategies and CIFPA Compliance 
  • 11:30 Coffee break 
  • 11:45 Investments and Local Authority Accounting
  • 13:00 Lunch 
  • 13:45 Investments in Residential and Commercial Property
  • 14:30 Acting as Lender
  • 15:15 Effective Governance and Scrutiny of Investments
  • 16:00 Q&A, summary and closing remarks

Jacqui McKinlay, Chief Executive - Centre for Public Scrutiny
Andrew Burns, Associate Director - CIPFA 
Stephen Sheen, Managing Director - Ichabod's Industries
Olwen Brown, Partner - Anthony Collins Solicitors 
Matthew Gregson, Partner - Anthony Collins Solicitors 
Jon Coane, Partner - Anthony Collins Solicitors 
Mark Cook, Partner - Anthony Collins Solicitors 
Alex Lawrence, Associate - Anthony Collins Solicitors 
Sandy Munroe, Partner - Anthony Collins Solicitors 

Please be aware that places for this event are limited. Our clients get priority over non-clients, but we will endeavour to increase capacity where we can to allow all those who wish to attend a place. Where we are heavily oversubscribed, we will limit places to one or two people per organisation, in which case you may be asked to liaise with your team. Should we have to do any of the above, we will be in touch with you at least two weeks before the event date.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email us at event.booking@anthonycollins.com and a member of our events team will be in touch.

Can I invite my colleagues to this event? Feel free to forward an invitation to any of your colleagues you believe can benefit from attending.

want to attend but can't make the date/s. Will you repeat this? 
Even though we may not repeat this specific seminar, we hold lots of other events that may be of relevance to you, so please email event.booking@anthonycollins.com with your chosen areas of interest.