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Local Government Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) what the membership of the Local Government Resource Review working group is; what remuneration each member of the group will receive; and how frequently he expects the group to meet;

(2) what the membership is of the Local Government Resource Review technical group; what remuneration each member of the group will receive; and how frequently he expects the group to meet.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Terms of Reference of the Local Government Resource Review made clear that we would conduct extensive engagement with interested parties. As part of this process, external working groups have been set up to help inform the work of the review, and we continue to welcome representations.

The Business Organisation working group includes, or has invited, representatives from the following organisations:

Association of Convenience Stores

British Chambers of Commerce

British Council of Shopping Centres

British Property Federation

British Retail Consortium

Confederation of British Industry

Federation of Small Businesses

London First

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

The local authority working group includes, or has invited, representatives from the following organisations:

Association of Chief Police Officers

Association of Police Authorities

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Core Cities

Fire Finance Network

Greater London Authority

Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation

London Councils

Local Government Association

Society of County Treasurers

Society of District Council Treasurers

Society of Municipal Treasurers

Society of Unitary Treasurers

Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities.

The local authority technical working group includes, or has invited, Chris Bilsland, Paul Dale, Will Godfrey, Hugh Grover, Stephen Hughes, Margaret Lee, Sean Nolan, and David Smith, who provide advice on a personal and independent basis rather than representing specific bodies.

These working groups meet as and when required, and members receive no remuneration.

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