Structural change to local government

Structural change to local government

Markets are a discretionary service……

 

If a local authority is unable to see the value of the markets service, and is unwilling to invest in it for benefit of customers and traders, then the markets face potential closure.

In the past many markets have provided a surplus for general local authority budgets but the number of markets operating with a surplus is declining. Change must be addressed in a structured way with alternative forms of management identified.