Most said they had enough money. There was praise for Local Government Ministers – but exasperation with the Government overall.
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There can be benefits to democracy – and efficiency from reform. But change must come from below – not be imposed from the top.
It would be wrong for the Government to restrict the independence of local authorities to decide on borrowing and commercial investment.
Greig Baker: Council borrowing was meant to fund public works improvements – not speculative investments
As things go belly up, profligate local authorities will look to taxpayers across the country to bail them out. More accountability is needed.
The SNP has been flippant and left local authorities in a precarious position. We need proper funding to make localised decisions.
Labour wants a new tax that would add extra cars and pollution to some of the areas where air quality is already the worst in the City.
We remain steadfast in our resolve to put the welfare of every resident first and foremost.
Rules should be changed to help the hard-pressed, facing a visit from the bailiffs – and caught in a spiral of worsening debt.
As county areas are so diverse, with differing areas having particular needs, strengths, and weaknesses, a one-size-fits-all approach will not work
Conservatives have identified savings that would allow the service to be restored.
We have a scheme to help our tenants with deposits, to boost home ownership.
Plus: councils will not go bust – and restrictions are to be eased on eating al fresco.
Homeworking can make council staff more productive. It also means we can manage with less office space.
In Derbyshire, we have learnt to have a confident approach, not one wrapped in overly cautious, bureaucratic, risk-averse practice.
Local authorities have responsibility for important and complex public services. Yet they have a limited tax base.