Search
The Caterer

This too will pass

27 July 2006
This too will pass

Your editorial (Caterer, 20 July) says it all. Do, by all means, get heated about a bed tax, but more so about Sir Michael Lyons's brief that "local government needs to graduate beyond simple regional administration to a more strategic view of the distinctiveness and development of the communities it serves".

It sounds like another "Prescott" ambition about to go wrong. Who has asked for it? Local government "should" stick to what it knows best - administration - and let the private sector do the rest.

This initiative will go the same way as SIPPS, OFR, ID cards, HIPS, TDS (deposits) and, of course, regional government - I hope!

Martin Cummings
Proprietor, Amberley Castle, Amberley, West Sussex

Have your say
Click here to e-mail your comments. The editor reserves the right to edit comments.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!