Magazine article Public Finance

Councils Call for Control of Total Place Savings

Magazine article Public Finance

Councils Call for Control of Total Place Savings

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Councils are calling for radical public service reform as the government prepares to release the results of the Total Place pilots, intended to identify billions of pounds' worth of savings.

The findings of the pilots, which mapped all the spending on public services in 13 local areas, will be published along with the Budget on March 24.

Early figures suggested that £20bn could be saved over ten years just by better use of publicly owned buildings. Council leaders say the scheme could lead to improved, locally tailored services, but only by allowing authorities much more flexibility.

'Local areas must have the freedom to design services that better meet the needs of people who live there,' said Local Government Association chair Dame Margaret Eaton.

An interim report from the 2020 Public Services Commission also called for a radical rethink of public provision. …

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