The interim report from the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance has been released on October 30.
The commission was set up because Local Government finance urgently needs reform and this interim report
• Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the local government finance system
• Brings forward practical options for reform in the next Parliament and suggests a range of measures to make local government financially self-sufficient
• Seeks reform across all areas of Local government including growth, housing supply, effective welfare provision, affordable health and social care, and early support to families and children.
The report is essential reading for those that agree with Chair of the Commission on Local Government Finance, Darra Singh. who says ‘The challenges are staring us in the face and we just need to try to be more radical,’.
Download interim report