Keeping deals under wraps

By Dan Peters and Sam Clayden | 20 October 2015

Talk in town hall corridors has been dominated by devolution over the past few months. The subject is rarely far from the lips of most council leaders, chief executives and local government ministers.

But with so much of the sector’s attention on the issue there is a danger that efforts to engage the public are neglected until a deal with Whitehall is struck and is presented to the public at large.

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