The reorganisation addiction in local government: unitary councils for England

Howard James Elcock, John Fenwick, Janice McMillan

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Abstract

Structural reorganization of local government is an addictive habit to which British government ministers and civil servants are peculiarly prone. In the latest instance, several unitary authorities were created where two-tier systems existed previously. Interviews and documentary research carried out before and after the reorganization demonstrate that many of the supposed benefits of structural change have not materialized, and some local authorities are still recovering from the resulting disruption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
JournalPublic Money & Management
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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