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Localism agenda ‘half finished’ without more funding – think tank

Localism agenda ‘half finished’ without more funding – think tank

🕔25.Feb 2011

Localism think tank New Local Government Network (NLGN) wants the government to be radical in its approach to local tax-raising powers.

Director Simon Parker said:

“The Government’s localism agenda will be half-finished until ministers transfer more financial power to councils. The business rate is a vital part of any package of reform, but ministers must also use their review to examine the case for new fees, charges and taxes – including bed taxes, sales taxes and a local element of income tax.”

For the full statement, click here.

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