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PUB. DATE
April 1984
SOURCE
Management Services;Apr1984, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article informs that the present government's attitude towards local authorities is controversial to say the least and is attracting a great deal of criticism from all directions. This is particularly so in its proposals to abolish the six English metropolitan county councils and the GLC. The government, in its White Paper on the subject has said that the key to achieving savings will be the elimination of duplication and an increase in efficiency in the operation of transferred services. Savings as high as £120m per annum and 9,000 staff have been quoted. Coopers & Lybrand, after a detailed examination of the costs and savings involved, think otherwise. There may well he arguments for restructuring local government in the metropolitan areas but if this is to be on the basis of cost savings then there is no evidence to suggest that the current proposals meet the criteria. What is needed is a reappraisal with all the facts clearly analysed, then there can be some consensus as to how to proceed. Without that one is in for a period of confusion and uncertainty.
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5824554

 

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