Keep the relationship alive

By John Tizard | 17 May 2016

Local government is changing and faces the most severe financial test for many decades, certainly in the experience and memories of both its political and executive leaders.

After more than five years of cuts in central government support, more are planned for the remainder of this Parliament.

Worse still, the axe is not falling evenly across local authorities and nor are those wielding this axe taking sufficient account of local needs and the current state of local services in particular areas. What can be done?

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