With ministers consumed by Brexit, there’s an opportunity for local government to secure what central government cannot deliver: progressive reform that results in better partnerships with the private sector. That’s if it can get its own house in order. All that stands in the way are can’t-do councils, narrow agendas and corrosive public cynicism.
Nothing new in the diagnosis there, but perhaps something new emerged in the prescription at this week’s Conservative Party conference.
The second of two party conference dinners hosted by Mishcon de Reya, the London Communications Agency and EG was tellingly different.
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