Local government spending and central control

Michael Keating

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    Abstract

    Since 1976 successive governments have sought to limit local government spending in Scotland, as in England and Wales. Their reasons for doing so are contentious and sometimes rather confused. This economic perspective reappraises the controls open to the Secretary of State and what their effects are.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-63
    Number of pages5
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Volume10
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - May 1985

    Keywords

    • miners' strike
    • British industry
    • coal industry
    • National Union of Miners (NUM)
    • pit closures

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