Editorial....4th April, 2019

Last week I looked at the Labour Party’s policy for local government, via the Local Government Association Labour group manifesto.
Despite Labour criticising Tory austerity policy, they’re not proposing a return of the revenue grant system but instead propose raising more money via local taxation, although “pay more under Labour” will not feature in any election campaigning, obviously. (To make it clear, these proposals are for a Labour government, not local government, but it gives you something to talk about on the doorstep).

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