Think-tank urges slashing of competitive funds

By Martin Ford | 03 June 2024

Competitive funding of councils should only be used in ‘exceptional circumstances’ under the next government, a report has argued.

The Institute for Government (IfG) think-tank concluded the system should be streamlined into a smaller number of large, multi-year funds that can be topped up as cash becomes available, which would ‘strike the right balance between flexibility and central control and accountability’.

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