Author: Localis |
How Local Authorities Can Innovatively Use Commercial Powers
In a period of spending cuts and financial pressures, local authorities face a challenging task of providing the best possible services with less resource. But, this edition of Policy Platform argues, if councils could utilise their commercial trading powers more effectively then the benefits to the locality, and to their residents would be marked. Local authorities must be innovative in a time of austerity, and currently the golden opportunity offered by trading powers is being, for the most part, overlooked.