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Solace blog

8th September 2023

LGC Article: Give councils statutory powers over economic development, Robin Tuddenham

“A stagnating economy impacts us all. Without growth, living standards will continue to fall, levels of poverty will rise and inequalities will widen. Anaemic growth also means lower tax receipts so fewer resources to pay for public services, which in turn will further compound the countless challenges within local government and other parts of the public sector.

As we face up to the fact we have lost five years of growth, it’s no surprise that both the government and opposition have made growing the economy a key focus for the forthcoming general election…”

Click here to read the full article by Robin Tuddenham, Solace spokesperson for Economic Prosperity, on the LGC.