SOLACE Summit: Commercialisation crackdown warning

By Dan Peters | 19 October 2018

A senior civil servant has warned councils the Government could crack down if commercialisation trends continue.

The warning from permanent secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Melanie Dawes, came after spending by English councils on trading services ‘increased significantly’ from £323m in 2014/15 to £2.9bn in 2017/18.

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