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Still Waters

Scrapping 213 local councils could save £3bn

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Still Waters

Abolishing 213 smaller councils in England and replacing them with 25 new local authorities could save almost £3bn over five years, a report says.

The report for the County Councils Network says one body in each area would reduce complexity and give communities a single unified voice.

However, others argue bigger councils are unwieldy and undemocratic.

The government is expected to publish its own proposals on overhauling local government in the autumn.

County councils, including Surrey, North Yorkshire and Leicestershire, have developed or are already developing plans to replace county and district councils in their area with a single body.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53934725

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Can't we just scrap 213 MP's? ;)

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Cookie Monster
6 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Abolishing 213 smaller councils in England and replacing them with 25 new local authorities could save almost £3bn over five years, a report says.

The report for the County Councils Network says one body in each area would reduce complexity and give communities a single unified voice.

However, others argue bigger councils are unwieldy and undemocratic.

The government is expected to publish its own proposals on overhauling local government in the autumn.

County councils, including Surrey, North Yorkshire and Leicestershire, have developed or are already developing plans to replace county and district councils in their area with a single body.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53934725

Just so everybody knows, if you ever fancy becoming a councillor then there are numerous small parish councils all over the country where its common for no candidates to stand. It means if you stand you win. Then you can start your expenses claims off, give your uncle the construction contracts for a `fee` and other dodgy things lol.

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17 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

Just so everybody knows, if you ever fancy becoming a councillor then there are numerous small parish councils all over the country where its common for no candidates to stand. It means if you stand you win. Then you can start your expenses claims off, give your uncle the construction contracts for a `fee` and other dodgy things lol.

Wow.. that sounds COOL !!

I am allowed serfs ? 

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