I regret it’s been a while since I posted a blog, but been somewhat under the weather.
Still, didn’t want to miss saying something about the recentpublication from the Local Government Association entitled ‘Closer to People and PLaces’. Quoted as being..The boldest report ever published by the Local Government Associationwill today set out a radical new vision for how power should be removedfrom Whitehall and put into the hands of local people, voluntaryorganisations and local councils.
The report argues that by slashing 1000 government inspired targets, taxpayers could save £2.5 billion. It goes on to advocate greater democracy for English councils, reducing the constricting and constraining stranglehold of central government, and bringing the regulation regime for English councils in line with the rest of the democratic world.
All good stuff….even better if it happens.