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Solace blog

7th June 2024

MJ Article: The new Government has the chance to reboot the long-outdated council finance system, Graeme McDonald

“The announcement of the July General Election surprised me, as it did almost everyone, and it leaves Solace members across the country just six weeks to prepare less than a month after the local elections wrapped up.

“While this will be the first national test for recent electoral rule changes, returning officers and their teams are well-practiced at operating elections at short notice and we can have every confidence fair and safe elections will be run across the country on 4 July.

“The timing of the election is helpful; had it been in the autumn, there would’ve been little time for a meaningful Spending Review before next year’s local government finance settlement…”

Click here to read the full article by Graeme McDonald, Solace Managing Director, on the MJ.