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EUROPEAN BODY SAYS LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION 'INCONSISTENT'

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A report from the European Policy Forum released today says the Local Government Commission in 'an untenable positi...
A report from the European Policy Forum released today says the Local Government Commission in 'an untenable position' and predicts councils would have strong grounds for challenging its recommendations because of inconsistency in its approach, reports The Financial Times (p7).

Author Steve Leach, lecturer at Birmingham University's Institute of Local Government Studies, said the impetus for reform had disappeared in a 'classic example of policy drift' - the survival of a policy initiative beyond the time when there's any political commitment to it. The report says the exercise had already diverted large amounts of the organisational resources and energies of local government into an exercise of 'questionable value'.

The FT reports local government minister David Curry denying the review would put extra strains on councils.

The Local Government Review: A Crisis of Credibility, European Policy Forum, 20 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA.
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