Tag : Reorganisation
Districts cast doubt over two-unitary planSubscription
Third of the councils involved reject proposals to form two unitaries
District gets cold feet over mega-mergerSubscription
Leader wants to maintain the lowest council tax levels in the county
Two councils in the East of England set to approve plan for council merger to serve a population of 241,000
County leader pushes for unitary referendumSubscription
Vote to be held on whether to hold a poll about abolishing eight councils
Exclusive: Steer expected on reorganisation bidsSubscription
The government is preparing guidance as two-tier areas continue to clash over structual reform
Five districts ready merger plansSubscription
Unitary ruled out as ‘not within councils’ gift’
Acrimonious battles over the shape of local government in an area produced less effective councils, new research exploring previous rounds of reorganisation suggests.
Phil Swann: Lessons from unitary reorganisationSubscription
One of the biggest weaknesses in decision-making in the UK policy makers’ reluctance to learn the lessons of history.
Reorganisation special focus: Move to single county unitaries could save £2.9bn, study claims Subscription
Creating single county-wide unitary councils in current two-tier areas could save up to £2.9bn nationally over five years, according to independent research for the County Councils Network.
Concerns grow that devolution lacks direction, drive and a ministerial champion