Tag Archives: Northamptonshire

Tory blame game over bankruptcy points finger at Westminster

There was something archly cynical, and deliberately misleading, about how Croydon’s Conservatives turned Tuesday’s announcement of the borough’s bankruptcy into an exercise in political point-scoring. None of which will help the borough’s residents, writes ANDREW FISHER Croydon’s Conservative councillors were … Continue reading

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Commissioner says Croydon can recover – with another £30m

CROYDON IN CRISIS: A report from commissioners overseeing another local authority that went bankrupt offers troubling parallels closer to home. STEVEN DOWNES reports Croydon Council can get itself out of financial trouble – but only if Whitehall stumps up another … Continue reading

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‘Doing a Northampton’: dire warnings from council failures

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on how many of the failings from another council’s collapse can be recognised in Croydon’s crisis A report published last month about the financial collapse of a local authority has eerily familiar themes and … Continue reading

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