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Localism and local government finance


  • Mike Curtis



This article surveys a number of key elements of the government's localism agenda, particularly as it relates to local government finance. It concludes that this is a genuine attempt to free up local authorities to innovate and control their own resources, but that the toxic climate and emphasis on central guidance may undermine it.

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  • Mike Curtis, 2011. "Localism and local government finance," Local Economy, London South Bank University, vol. 26(8), pages 684-689, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:loceco:v:26:y:2011:i:8:p:684-689

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