There are many stories about loss of local identity - the act of selective sharing by privatising profits and socialising losses ... Follow the money and self interest and language:
"Successful and sustainable organisations are those which embrace the future, and set a course whereby they become a magnet for attracting opportunities to power them from strength to strength."
Revitalising Local Government recommended that a large number of councils amalgamate. It also requires most councils to submit a Fit for the Future application to access various benefits and freedoms, such as more flexibility setting rates, by proving they are well-governed and financially healthy – or at least have workable plans to be.
PR firms and PR consultants are drafting all kinds of documents for independent consultants and community groups ... "The X Group is committed to conducting all of its business in an honest and ethical manner.
In accordance with the Bribery Legislation, we operate governance by implementing and enforcing robust policies and procedures to guard against any illegal behaviour.
Y acts openly in relation to all of its dealings with customers, colleagues, suppliers and all third party contacts. If any of our colleagues, customers, suppliers or any third party we work with have any concerns or issues that they wish to raise then they should contact our Group Company Secretary.
Z has a zero tolerance approach to any breach of the Bribery legilsation and any issues raised will be treated with the upmost importance ;-)
Our independent media consultant, has confirmed our position as the State’s number one council for financial management. To quote them, the City “meets or exceeds all measures” in the Government’s own “Fit for the Future” slogan for local government. They said the City’s financial position “can’t get much better than where we are at the moment”.
Rejecting mergers wont financially ruin councils
Fit For Orwell's Future