The treasury’s own allocation criteria for local authority borrowing is ‘unclear’.
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The public sector reliance on a contracting culture is proving to be seriously flawed.
The demise of Carillion suggests an immaturity in central government procurement.
Croydon council terminates its libraries contract with Carillion and work stops at the Vaux site.
The London borough of Croydon’s deputy leader warns the local authority faces ‘an unprecedented funding gap’.
‘It’s clear councils are committing their own valuable resources from already-stretched budgets.’
‘Annual reminder of how broken the system of local government finance is.’
Only 12.8% of public health directors felt that economic development teams were very engaged with health.
‘There must be concerns about Leps, rather than councils, gaining the central role in driving local industrial strategy,’
Pooled technical and community expertise would have contributed a bolder vision, a better understanding, and innovative solutions.