Introduction and Summary

This final set of papers includes background material. The papers are on subjects that might not be central to the discussions in the assemblies. But the topics are relevant, and you might find the information in the papers helps you think through the issues.

It the moment there are two papers:

  1. The first paper looks at ways in which citizens might be given opportunities to take part more actively in local decision-making.
  2. The second paper looks at how local councils are funded – through council tax, business rates, grants from government, and charges for certain services.