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Localism Bill criticisms rebutted

The DCLG has published a paper rebutting some of the major criticisms that have buzzed around the Localism Bill, particularly as it has come to prominence again via its Second Reading in the Lords. It bears reproducing in full with some brief comments in italics. Localism is a cover for cuts Both coalition parties have been talking about localism for many years – the concept of the Big Society pre-dates the financial crisis. However, we do believe Central Government has become  too big, too interfering, too controlling and too bureaucratic.This has undermined local democracy and individual responsibility, and stifled innovation… Read more
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