Leaders need to take accountability for failure

By Graeme McDonald | 12 February 2015
  • Graeme McDonald

A prolonged period of fiscal consolidation coupled with rising expectations and demographic-led demand, means public services where we all live are changing radically.

You don’t need to read last week’s green budget from the Institute of Fiscal Studies to know that the austerity has been unprecedented for local government, and that it will continue through the next Parliament and beyond. 

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