Turn on a Torrent of Local Power ; as the Localism Bill Receives Its Second Reading, Council Leaders Highlight How Devolution Can Cut Costs and Deliver Better Services, Writes Sarah Richardson
Richardson, Sarah, The Evening Standard (London, England)
ALANDMARK bill that heralds a ground-breaking shift in power to councils and communities overturning decades of central government control receives its second reading in the House of Commons today.
The Localism Bill, which proposes to give London boroughs and their residents greater freedom to develop tailor-made solutions to any local challenges, will have wide-ranging impact on housing and planning policy in particular. It has been backed by London Councils, the think-tank and lobbying organisation that promotes London's 33 councils and also runs a number of pan-London services.
Many of the proposals in the Localism Bill echo the calls made by the capital's local …
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Publication information: Article title: Turn on a Torrent of Local Power ; as the Localism Bill Receives Its Second Reading, Council Leaders Highlight How Devolution Can Cut Costs and Deliver Better Services, Writes Sarah Richardson. Contributors: Richardson, Sarah - Author. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 17, 2011. Page number: 49. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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