|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Costing Local Government Reform|
|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.|
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