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'SHARED AGENDA' FOR DEVOLUTION OF POWER

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Central and local government are both signed up to the principle of devolving power to councils to squeeze greater ...
Central and local government are both signed up to the principle of devolving power to councils to squeeze greater efficiencies out of the public purse.

That was the verdict of the Local Government Association following last week's meeting of the central/local partnership.

Discussions at the quarterly meeting focused on how greater delegation of powers to councils could help free up money for public services.

According to a Local Government Association spokesman: 'There was a lot of agreement that if you free up local government to deliver and increase delegation, it's probably the best way of achieving efficiency and improving performance.

'There does seem to be a shared agenda on that.'

LGC has revealed that senior Treasury and ODPM mandarins and council chief executives are meeting to consider how fewer funding streams and a more integrated inspection regime could achieve efficiencies (LGC, 14 May) .

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