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Council chief to urge funding shift

Current funding arrangements for local government in England should be scrapped, a council chief is to say.

In a speech in Manchester, chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) Sir Merrick Cockell will argue funding should be decided by councils themselves and not by ministers.

Councils face a 10% funding cut in 2015-16, on top of 30% cuts since 2011.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 02 Jul 2013
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