Councils urged to publish assets to promote transparency
Councils must publish lists of their assets to show which ones can be sold instead of cutting services, the government says.
According to a list compiled by the government, golf courses, hotels, airports and even cinemas are among the assets owned by local authorities in England.
It is thought that councils control land and property worth an estimated £250bn pounds.
The government says it and other local authorities need to do more to cut waste.
Mike Sergeant reports.
05 Aug 2011
- From the section UK Politics