Let's move away from these short-term patches to funding

By John O’Brien | 23 January 2019
  • John O’Brien

If it’s January, then it’s time for self-denial. Of course, this year – unlike all of the others before – the regime will definitely be sustained beyond February.

What we know, with a little more confidence than that attached to our recurring new year’s resolutions, is that January also brings consultation on the provisional local government finance settlement.

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