No action is no option

By Heather Jameson | 25 February 2015

The Independent Commission on Local Government Finance (ICLGF), which reported last week, has recognised the failure of the current finance regime, which was described by commission chair Darra Singh as ‘frozen in aspic’.

The idea that local government finance is ‘broken’ is not a new one.

For many years the sector has been grappling with an overly-centralised system of funding, outdated property valuations, and a lack of options when it comes to raising extra cash with calls for reform dating back to the 1976 Layfield Committee.

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