How to make friends and influence central Government

By Dan Peters | 08 January 2019

Local government minister Rishi Sunak is remarkably popular for a politician. Whitehall colleagues speak positively about his grasp of even the most complicated of topics that come under his brief and recount how he got a handle on local government finance within days of taking up the position a year ago.

A huge cheer greeted mention of his name in the House of Commons during the provisional local government finance settlement last month.

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