Counting the cost of Defra's waste plans

By Ian Miller | 26 March 2019

A rich stream of issues affecting district councils continues to flow from Whitehall. Some were ‘planned’ actions, such as grants for high street community clean-ups announced on 18 March with the expectation of spending them in 13 days. Brexit could fill this column several times.

District councils are doing their best in difficult circumstances to prepare, including for possible EU elections on 23 May.

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