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dc.contributor.authorLofts, D.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-27T08:48:19Z
dc.date.available2007-01-27T08:48:19Z
dc.date.issued1958
dc.identifier.citationLofts, D. 'Local government finance and central control'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XX, Part I, 1957/1958, pp24-36en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL H50
dc.identifier.otherJEL H71
dc.identifier.otherJEL H72
dc.identifier.otherJEL R50
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/4458
dc.descriptionRead before the Society, 12 December 1957en
dc.description.abstractThe local government systems of England and Northern Ireland are alike in essentials, and their structure and financial basis both date from the last decades of the nineteenth century. In those days, as now, local authorities operated within the limits of powers conferred by Parliament, but in doing so they were answerable primarily to their own locality. This degree of local responsibility rested mainly on the elective basis of the authorities?a major contribution of the nineteenth century reforms?and on the existence of the rating system, which gave them an independent power of taxation. In this way, local government decentralised both administration and political responsibility. The local councils were regarded as responsible bodies, sharing political power with the organs of central government. By contrast, few would deny that?in both communities?this century has witnessed a steady shift of political responsibility away from the local authorities to the centre. In fact, a recent conference of English local authorities was told that this loss of effective power had gone so far that local government was in danger of ceasing to be government at all, and was becoming??simply a system of local administration of national policies?.en
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dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. XX, Part I, 1957/1958en
dc.relation.haspartVol. [No.], [Year]en
dc.source.urihttp://www.ssisi.ie
dc.subjectLocal Governmenten
dc.subjectCentral government controlen
dc.subjectLocal taxationen
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleLocal government finance and central controlen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.status.refereedYes


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