Don't seek to frustrate legitimate use of powers by the back door

By Ian Miller | 03 December 2019

Less than a week before the third major electoral event that district council staff have administered this year, I wish fellow returning officers and their teams well: they will be looking forward to a quieter 2020.

The manifestos don’t mention councils’ powers to borrow to buy property in their areas or elsewhere. Many district councils have invested in property to produce a financial return.

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