The New Local Government Network wants MPs to think radically as the Localism Bill enters its report stage this week, urging them to push the principles of Localism to the limit.
Director Simon Parker says:
“Measures such as the proposed community ‘right to bid’ have the potential to turn government upside down – giving communities radical new powers over their councils. Now we need to see the relationship between central and local government similarly upended, with councils given the right to bid for central government services – making a case to take over aspects of service areas such as welfare, criminal justice and policing”
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