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Wendy Thompson: Here in Wolverhampton, we have a premiership team. Now we need a premiership council.
Conservatives are offering a positive alternative. We can be a strong and effective voice for every Wulfrunian.
We have recently awarded a new waste contract which will deliver £6 million of savings over ten years versus the previous contract.
We want to generate income, to help pay for local services – and drive economic growth, to create jobs and homes where people want them.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky: Leaving the EU is an opportunity for greater localism, and to adapt our laws to suit our interests
The threshold for public procurement misses the point that purchasing power greatly varies. A fair price in one country may seem very expensive to others.
We need to lobby the Government for reassurances about our local authority funding; and that it must match current EU structural payments.
It is incumbent on all of us to spend less time moaning, and more time putting out energy into where we can get the best return on our limited resources.
Andrew Carter: More flexibility in council finances is needed if the target for new homes is to be met
Without a boost to infrastructure and local services, it will not be possible to increase the housing supply.
The problem is Parliament putting new legal obligations on local authorities, for worthy causes, but then leaving the cost to fall on Council Taxpayers.
In many cases, when we spoke to the owners, they admitted that they were unsure about how they could either sell or rent out their property.
Meghan Gallacher: The SNP is breaking its election pledge to limit Council Tax rises to three per cent
There will also be a levy on workplace car parking places. Residents could be taxed hundreds of pounds a year for driving into work.
We are improving services and cutting Council Tax. We have one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the nation.
A record number of 68,000 potholes were repaired in 2018. The new model will mean even better performance and efficiency in the future.
Glaswegians have seen increases in their taxes – but no improvement in local services. This is why Conservatives are standing up for hard-working families.
Nick Rushton: Financial independence would allow councils to talk not of survival, but of real ambition
We can offer so much to the nation. Growing our local economies in a post-Brexit landscape; genuinely integrating health services; ensuring that we build the homes and infrastructure we need.