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Local Authorities: Cost Effectiveness

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to require information on efficiency savings by local authorities to be included with council tax bills issued by local billing authorities. (225554)

I previously announced in February 2008 that, subject to consultation, from 2009 information on waste and better working will be set out with council tax bills, so that local people can see what is happening in their council's search for greater efficiency.

Our proposals are currently out to consultation. The consultation paper 'Inclusion of Efficiency Information with Council Tax Demand Notices' is available at

www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/952293.pdf