Where’s the Money? Neighbourhood governance and the future of local finance

Published: November 2006 Publication Type: Publication

Author: Paul Hilder

This paper presents recommendations on how the reform of local public finance in England can appropriately reflect the government’s plans for a strengthened tier of neighbourhood governance, which appeared on 26 October 2006 in Strong and Prosperous Communities: the local government white paper.

Our contributions here have been informed by the vision articulated in Double Devolution: the renewal of local government, a joint publication of theYoung Foundation and the Smith Institute. They are also shaped by our Transforming Neighbourhoods programme of research, policy and local learning, supported by a consortium including DCLG, the Local Government Association, the Improvement and Development Agency, fifteen local authorities and many other institutions, agencies and organisations.

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