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Devolved budget making within local authority housing departments: Staff perceptions of power and control

Citation

Jacobs, KA, Devolved budget making within local authority housing departments: Staff perceptions of power and control, Local Government Studies, 27, (2) pp. 93-110. ISSN 0300-3930 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/714004101

Abstract

The rationale for this article is that limited knowledge of the budgetary process within housing organisations together with the recent changes associated with 'best value' point to a need to better understand the context within which policy decisions are taken. The article investigates the ways in which senior housing and finance officers interpret their work environment, encounter constraints and implement budgets within two metropolitan local authority housing departments in a period leading up to the settlement of the housing revenue account 2000/01. It is argued that in spite of a theoretical commitment to budget devolution for officers working at neighbourhood level, the actual practice of budget making is tightly regulated by finance staff working at the centre.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and Regional Planning
Research Field:Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Planning
Objective Field:Urban Planning
UTAS Author:Jacobs, KA (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:52556
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2008-07-30
Last Modified:2011-11-18
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