The new government has set out a new approach to the spending review that was concluded in October 2010. They are seeking innovative approaches to the delivery of services and the role of national and local government in the context of significant reductions in expenditure. They are promoting ‘localism’ and the ‘Big Society’.
George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer said that:
“The forthcoming Spending Review will involve more than the allocation of resources. While it will rightly focus on reducing Britain’s record deficit and restoring sound public finances, it will also provide a platform to consider new and radical approaches to public service provision.”
What will this mean in practice for local authorities and other public bodies including housing associations? These questions and more are explained and explored in this book.
The Spending Review of 2010 is outlined in the context of the economy; government policies for public expenditure and taxation; and government policies on local government and housing. The resources that will be made available for local government and housing and the implications for services and service delivery are considered.
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