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Local government reorganisation - unitary council proposals

In June 2018, Leicestershire County Council leader, Nick Rushton, said he wanted to “start a conversation” about re-drawing local government in the county.

Citing the financial pressures, national funding situation and growing service demands, he said that “local government is facing a perfect storm”. 

Since then, the council has sought the views of MPs, district councils, parish and town councils and others and published a detailed road map setting out the benefits of re-shaping local government in Leicestershire.

The 100-page strategic business case compares different options and concludes that one, single unitary council – bringing together the eight county and district councils - offers the best opportunity to save money, reduce duplication and protect front line services.

What happens next?

October / November 2019 – business case discussed by cabinet and scrutiny commission

February 2020 – debate at county council meeting where it’s hoped council will agree its position

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A Vision for Local Government in Leicestershire: Strategic business case  Opens new window

 

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