performance improvement and efficiency

Held in reserve

By Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA 

For the past few years there has been a repeated complaint made of local authorities by Whitehall about 'hoarding' reserves. The current government has complained often that local councils are building up significant reserves at a time of reducing budgets and that this is especially obnoxious for taxpayers at a time when authorities are also cutting services.

This article first appeared in Lccal Government Chronicle.

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