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Mandatory Services

October 30, 2001

Question written on 30/10/2001

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will introduce greater freedom for local councils to charge for mandatory services.

Answered by Alan Whitehead

In the Green Paper “Modernising Local Government Finance” (September 2000) we said that in addition to extending local authorities’ power to charge for services they provide at their discretion, we would, in the longer term, review the policy on charges for mandatory services.