Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy: interim report

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Give control to communities for fairer, wealthier, healthier Scotland, says commission on local democracy

The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy has published its interim report, suggesting that Scotland would be fairer, wealthier and healthier if local communities had control over the issues that matter to them.

The report from the independent Commission, set up to look at how communities could be given a stronger say over public services, found that local democracy in Scotland has been gradually dismantled over the last 50 years, and that Scotland is now one of the most centralised countries in the western world.

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