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Will spending settlement allow councils to pay rising waste bills?

Concerns about funding prior to the announcement of the comprehensive spending review (CSR) have not eased with its release ( October 4 2007). The Local Government Association (LGA) has called it "the worst financial settlement for councils in a decade". LGA research submitted to the Government before the CSR said that an extra £1.182 billion would be needed to deal with increased costs of waste management and additional recycling over the three year CSR period. But following ...