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Local Finance Review Must Take Account of Wider Reforms

Magazine article Public Finance

Local Finance Review Must Take Account of Wider Reforms

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The current review of local government finance in Scotland must be conducted in concert with the wider reform of services, senior public finance officials have warned.

In a submission to the Burt review committee set up by the Scottish Executive, CIPFA in Scotland notes that ministers have made it clear that the 'vision' for public services will be translated into a series of strategic objectives.

These include the development of public and local authority services beyond geographical boundaries and councils being challenged to provide more shared services and engage in community planning.

The submission states: 'Any review of local government taxation which failed to take account of these wider issues may serve the status quo but may not serve the progressive direction of Scottish public services.'

CIPFA's comments follow the publication of a consultation document by the local government finance review committee chaired by Sir Peter Burt, a former chief executive of the Bank of Scotland. …

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