The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy: A History of Local Government Finance
Examination of the history of local government funding
Author: Tony Travers and Lorena Esposito |
The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy
A History of Local Government Finance
In the first part of this major study into local government financial reform supported by Localis, Professor Tony Travers of the LSE examines the history of local government funding in England and Wales, from feudalism through the Victorian period to today. The authors show how the current system of highly centralised control is a product of the government’s desire to maintain uniformity and fiscal discipline.