Sunday 17 December 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Council reform will put spotlight on local politicians

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

THE introduction of the household charge has focused the attention of local residents on how their council manages their budget.

Businesses have traditionally demanded more from local councils because they are paying commercial rates.

Suddenly householders began drawing a link between the services provided and the cash in their back-pockets because the household charge was going directly into funding their council, rather than simply coming from central funds.

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