Monday 20 February 2017

Dismal council system in need of radical reform

Published 13/02/2012 | 05:00

Every year for the last three years, the Environment Department has issued stern warnings to local authorities, insisting that they must keep strict control of their budgets.

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At the same time, the councils' income from business rates and other charges has fallen.

Nobody can deny that in attempting to achieve fiscal rectitude they have a massive task.

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