Local government funding

4 July 2019
New Zealand Productivity Commission
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The Productivity Commission has published its draft report into local government funding and financing.

Commission Chair, Murray Sherwin: “The current framework measures up well against the principles of a good funding and financing system for local government. It is clearly separated from the central government’s tax base which is an important feature. It is relatively simple and economically efficient. It also provides a high degree of flexibility for councils to shape how they raise their revenue.

“Councils can make better use of the tools they already have access to, and there is room to improve organization performance, transparency and decision making that will help to relieve cost pressures.” ...

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