Newspaper Articles

Where next for local government financial reform?

Date: 26 June 2017
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Publisher: The Municipal Journal
Published in: Municipal Journal

Last week’s Queen’s Speech inevitably focused on Brexit. A lot of the subsequent media coverage highlighted the Conservative manifesto pledges that were missing. But councils will have noticed another notable absence: a Local Government Finance Bill. With the 2016/17 Bill failing to pass before the election, where does this leave reforms to the local government finance system?