GT launches dedicated Local Government Advisory

17 October 2014

Grant Thornton has launched a new practice that will provide accounting, consulting and advisory services to local authorities, police bodies and fire and rescue authorities: the Local Government Advisory practice. The new team will be part of Grant Thornton’s public sector industry team.

Accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton UK has announced the launch of a dedicated Local Government Advisory practice. The new practice will be part of Grant Thornton’s public sector team and complement the firm’s broader public sector consulting. The Local Government Advisory team will consist of existing Grant Thornton public sector specialists and a number of external appointments.

The team will provide clients with advice in financial management and accounting, including services such as the review and development of medium-term financial plans and strategies, financial resilience health checks, finance department "fit for purpose reviews", and governance reviews. It will also focus on assisting clients with their collaboration activity, through options appraisal, business case development and review, due diligence, business planning advice, and collaboration health checks. The team will, in addition, provide support to elected Members in their scrutiny roles.

Grant Thornton UK Local Government Advisory

Commenting on the launch of the new practice, Guy Clifton, Head of Local Government Advisory at Grant Thornton UK, says: “I am excited by this opportunity, and confident that the team will be able to provide distinct added value to our clients, and support them in the significant challenges they face over the short to medium term.” “Our investment in this team confirms the priority and importance that Grant Thornton places on the public sector, and is in response to our clients request for additional support in navigating the financial challenges faced by the sector,” adds Paul Dossett, Partner and Head of Local Government at Grant Thornton UK.