Here's how an intelligent council tackles austerity. Take note Lambeth

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Preston's story shames library-closing Lambeth.

    How one city is beating Tory austerity with 'radicalism on a shoestring'
  2. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    It is impressive what Preston is doing, but I can't see a London Council replicating it.
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  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    will have a read of that with interest, but one massive difference between Preston and Lambeth is what each respective authority has responsibility for.

    Preston has no responsibility for Social Care or Education, they both sit with Lancashire - i.e. the two main areas of expenditure and cost pressure on the general fund.
    snowy_again likes this.
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    i've been a part of similar conversations with some non London councils in Social Care - trying to encourage small local providers to grow, particularly when big nationals hand back contracts. it's the same logic as Preston, if you spend money with local firms they will headquarter there, employ more local people in their offices, pay business rates, more money in to local economy etc.

    Big corporate/national third sector providers - all of that activity often goes to wherever their offices already are, often in that London etc.

    As an aside, the Mirror website is a shocker to read articles on :D
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