Local Government Chronicle is having an entertaining spat with the Local Government Association over an issue that will ring a bell with lots of council tax payers. Are local authorities doing enough to help businesses through the recession? LGC says no: the LGA says yes.
KENT council tax payers were pleased as Punch when they read a recent copy of Policing Kent. “Good news on performance” it trumpeted above a list of targets it had set out to hit, and the results it had actually achieved.
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills ought to know how to add up. But to judge from its 2008 R&D Scoreboard it has some problems in that area.