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The central government continues to believe that it, and not elected local authorities, knows best

Dorling, Danny (2013) The central government continues to believe that it, and not elected local authorities, knows best. British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

George Jones and John Stewart describe the considerable freedom for action and initiatives by local authorities up to the Second World War. Central controls then began to escalate, culminating in the 1980s when their right to determine their own levels of expenditure when financed by their own taxation was ended. This trend has since continued. The 2011 Localism Act gives central government over one hundred powers to control local authorities, and expresses the underlying belief of central government that it rather than elected local authorities knows best.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75466

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