Better response to pandemic from European councils, says think-tank

By Dan Peters | 16 July 2020

Local government across Europe has been able to react to the coronavirus crisis with greater power and autonomy than in the UK, a report published today has found.

The report by think-tank Localis, commissioned and published by the Local Government Association (LGA), said that across the western world councils have been able to react with greater power and autonomy than in Britain.

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