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Local Government Act 1999

Council tax regulation

7.The Government set out its proposals for improving local financial accountability, including fulfilling its Manifesto commitment to abolish crude and universal capping, in its Green Paper Modernising Local Government: improving local financial accountability, which was published in March 1998, and Modernising Local Government in Wales: improving local accountability for council tax, published in April 1998. The latest statement of the Government’s policy on improving local financial accountability was contained in Chapter 5 of the White Paper Modern Local Government: In Touch with the People and in Chapter 5 of Local Voices: Modernising Local Government in Wales as above.

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