Taming the wild frontier

Is risk management being sidelined by a new ‘Wild West’ attitude? That’s what local authority finance chiefs have been debating at a recent round table event.

The Municipal Journal/ Zurich Municipal debate at the CIPFA conference looked at how the new devolution agenda of combined authorities is being received by local councils.

Participants were positive about challenges met despite spending cuts, but realise there is still a rocky road ahead.

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