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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 (www.mrw.co.uk 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 ...

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