Pickles: Scrapping regional bureaucracies will save millions
Summary: Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is to close down a regional bureaucracy which had been costing
Eric Pickles has put plans in motion to move swiftly to dismantle the funding and powers of regional local authority leaders' boards, which took over most of the functions and staff of the old regional assemblies and are part of the bureaucratic regional structures the Coalition Government is committed to scrapping. The boards are set to become redundant as the complex and confusing regime of regional spatial strategies which wrested powers on transport, housing and planning powers away from local councils are abolished.
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Subject(s):Coalition Governement, regional, local authority, budget, cuts
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