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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Costing Local Government Reform
Authors: McQuaid, Ronald
Contact Email: r.w.mcquaid@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: local government
cost
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: McQuaid R (1993) Costing Local Government Reform, Local Government Studies, 19 (4), pp. 477-486.
Abstract: First paragraph: Recent government proposals to reform local government into single-tier systems throughout the United Kingdom have assumed that unitary authorities will lead to greater efficiency. However, existing evidence on whether the introduction of unitary authorities will reduce costs for a given level of services often contradicts this. This paper identifies a number of the problems of prior costing of local government reform and analyses a recent report for the Scottish Office estimating the costs and savings of moving to single-tier authorities.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16734
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03003939308433695
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Affiliation: Management Work and Organisation

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