April 2010 | Davy Jones Consultancy
17 Apr 2010
The election & local government

So what do the main political parties promise local government in their manifestos? Amazingly, they all speak of more devolution of powers from Government to local services and more citizen engagement. Labour Labour promises more (and less) of the same! More mayors, more powers for local authorities around social housing, climate change and social care, and more experimentation with Total Place to save money and focus on prevention. And less targets, indicators & ring-fenced budgets. Otherwise the vision remains the...

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