New development: Corporatization of local authorities in England in the wake of austerity 2010–2016

@article{Ferry2018NewDC,
  title={New development: Corporatization of local authorities in England in the wake of austerity 2010–2016},
  author={Laurence Ferry and Rhys Andrews and Chris Skelcher and Piotr Węgorowski},
  journal={Public Money \& Management},
  year={2018},
  volume={38},
  pages={477 - 480}
}
Abstract A key institutional driver of current reforms within English local government is ‘alternative service delivery’. Our review of councils’ annual accounts between 2010/11 and 2016/17 suggests ‘corporatization’—the creation of local authority companies—is a growing phenomenon across the whole of English local government. This represents such a significant and far-reaching development in the governance, performance and efficiency of local public services that it constitutes a major field… 

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