The chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), Sir Merrick Cockell, addressed public service leaders from across Devon, saying that economic growth was being stunted because of the way Whitehall allocates and spends taxpayers’ money.
North Devon MP Nick Harvey has spoken out against further cuts to local government in Devon.
East Devon could face council tax rises to fill at £2 million budget gap.
Plans for local government re-organisation have been called ‘a waste of time and money’ and ‘a colossal distraction by South West Devon MP Gary Streeter, who called for the plans to be ‘dead and buried’.
Seven Devon local authorities are awaiting a ruling on their destiny from the High Court. [Read more…] about Devon local government status up in the air till July