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Greater Freedom for Councils to Invest in Local Services

10 Downing St

11 October 2002

Top-performing local authorities will see a dramatic reduction in the amount of their funding that is ring-fenced under plans to encourage all councils to deliver the best public services.

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, made the announcement today that the Government would be introducing a range of new financial freedoms allowing responsible councils to innovate and respond to local needs.

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