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Solace blog

26th September 2023

LGC Article: Sector should strive for funding reform consensus, Patrick Melia

“As a former finance director I have seen first-hand the flaws of the way local government finance is administered nationally. Now, as a chief executive, I am having to deal with the wide-ranging consequences of a system which is sub‑optimal in both its design and delivery.

Lobbying for extra funds only to be given not quite enough has basically become an annual event, and the insufficiency combined with the uncertainty benefits neither central or local government nor, more importantly, the communities councils serve…”

Click here to read the full article by Patrick Melia, Solace spokesperson for finance, in the LGC.