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Posts Tagged: Council finances
2018-19’s accounts are still unaudited. Who knew about the massive black hole in the council’s finances?
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire have cut off funding. Some Labour councils have also pulled out.
The group founded to campaign for gay rights has become a threat to women, children, and to free speech.
Plus: Sheffield Council is wasting high street improvements funding on PR. A glimmer of hope in Croydon.
When enquiries and complaints are met with an obstructive response that is a sign that the administration is dysfunctional.
Plus: the Public Accounts Committee fails to challenge Council waste. Nottingham still in the lead for extortionate tax.
A report has found that empty commercial and retail buildings, owned by local authorities, could be converted into 19,500 homes.
Plus: Local authorities have deficits of over half a billion pounds. Police and Crime Commissioners should not be forced to employ deputies.
With new leadership in many local areas, there is lots of potential for bold and innovative ways to save money.
With a new devolution settlement councils can boost economic growth and provide improvements to the services people rely upon every day.
Plus: Waltham Forest’s proposed “consultancy support for a strategic reset” sounds like something from David Brent.
The Conservatives should think about the implications of what would happen if Labour got serious on this issue.
Simon Cooke: Local authorities must offer high pay to recruit chief executives who are up to the job
Councils with poor management and leadership need to recruit the best people to senior roles to sort out their failings.
Councils that are efficient and keep costs down should be rewarded, not penalised.