Thursday 27 July 2017

Dismal council system in need of radical reform

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.

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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