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Big Local areas not spending to plan

6 Apr 2019

A research paper exploring why some Big Local areas do not spend their funding as planned.

This briefing is part of our Local Trust research papers series, originally shared internally with staff. It investigates why some areas do not deliver exactly according to their Big Local plan, focusing on those areas who have deviated from planned expenditure (defined as delayed payments, cancelled payments and repayments of grants) the most.

Findings are categorised under themes such as challenging relationships, the realities of delivery, and skills and capacity.

A version of this paper was first published internally by Local Trust in 2019. It was published on the Local Trust website in April 2022.