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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Government told to “give more power to local authorities”

Ruth Dombey, the Leader of Sutton Council will today call on the government to release more of its powers to local authorities.

In a speech to the Local Government Association conference in Manchester, Cllr Dombey will tell delegates that too much power is concentrated in the centre.

She will argue it should be in the hands of communities and will criticise Whitehall for how little local government is understood or valued.

Cllr Dombey will set out the case for the redistribution of power citing examples of how local authorities are being innovative in the face of austerity.

They include Sutton’s own agreement to share services such as ICT and HR with several other south London boroughs.
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