Authority may exit partnership if district merger plans rejected

30 August 2017

Taunton Deane BC will cut loose its financially ‘unsustainable’ partner, West Somerset DC, if the Government rejects their bid to form a new council, the joint chief executive has warned.

The two councils agreed to share a senior management team and services in 2013 after the Local Government Association deemed West Somerset financially unviable.

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