It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
Posts Tagged: Local democracy
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
The mundane local concerns of people going about their daily lives cannot be ignored. That doesn’t mean getting down into the gutter with the Lib Dems.
The number of UKIP councillors there has fallen from 22 to just eight.
The Conservative Party is built on something more deep rooted than the passing fads of the metropolitan chattering classes.
Chairing a committee is paid at the rate of over £2,000 per meeting.
Despite the growth in academies, finding talented people willing to serve as governors remains crucial.
At a time of budget cuts there is an opportunity for residents to help improve value for money.
Thousands of inmates could become a significant proportion of the electorate in particular local wards.
We need to make councils more hospitable places for women.
The expert team will be providing specialist help – they will not be commissioners taking over the Council.
The full text of the Communities and Local Government Secretary’s speech to the LGA today.
We should have fewer councillors – but they should be full time.
The Information Commissioner should provide stronger guidance to ensure councillors are not obstructed from fulfilling their role.
When it comes to fiscal prudency it is important to set a good example.