Red card shown to traffic light rating

By Dan Peters | 12 August 2019

Controversial plans to issue a traffic light rating for every councils’ financial sustainability have finally been ditched following an outcry from the sector.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) was understood to have kept open the traffic light idea but has now confirmed it will not progress the proposal amid continuing anxiety from local authorities about being named and shamed.

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