Piali Das Gupta
Piali Das Gupta is head of policy at the Society of Local Authority Chief executives
We need a real debate on local taxes
Piali Das Gupta argues that we need a more sophisticated balance of local revenue sources for local services that would reduce the pressure on any individual tax or set of taxpayers. Many other countries do it – so what are we afraid of?
We need to talk about finance
Piali Das Gupta wants central Government, caught up with Brexit, to start paying attention to the voice of local authorities who argue that the practical needs of the people are not being met.
Let’s talk post-Brexit policy
Piali Das Gupta says the sector needs Government clarity on policies concerning the impact of Brexit on local government
When it comes to improving public services, what’s good for local government should be good for central government. Piali Das Gupta looks at why the latter can benefit from adopting the principles of the former
The future's bright, say chief executives
As chief executives convene in Trafford for the SOLACE Summit, Dan Peters reveals the findings of a fresh survey of council bosses, and Piali Das Gupta explains what the results tell us.