LAUNCH 21st MARCH
Sir Michael Lyons will publish his much anticipated final report - Place-shaping: A shared vision for the future of local government - from his independent Inquiry into the future role, function and funding of local government at a breakfast briefing 9.30 for 10.00am on Wednesday 21st March at One Whitehall Place.
Sir Michael will unveil his final recommendations and findings - highlighting the vital role that local government can play in creating a system of effective governance for the 21st century, managing pressures on public services, improving satisfaction and building more prosperous communities. This will be followed by an open Q+A session.
CONFERENCE 27TH MARCH
This major national conference hosted by Sir Michael Lyons will offer delegates the opportunity to hear and debate final recommendations with senior figures from across central, regional and local government as well as the business and third sector. Further details are available from: http://www.lyonsinquiryconference.com
There will be an opportunity for pre-arranged media interviews with Sir Michael on both dates.
For media interested in attending the report launch and/or the forthcoming conference or to arrange an interview please contact Nicola Croden, Lyons Inquiry on tel: 07785975226.
Notes for Editors:
1. Sir Michael Lyons was commissioned in July 2004 by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Chancellor to make recommendations on how to reform the local government funding system by December 2005.
2. On 20 September 2005 the remit of the Inquiry was extended to enable Sir Michael to consider issues of function before finalising his conclusions on funding.
3. On 15 December 2005 Sir Michael issued an interim report and consultation paper. A further paper was published on 8th May 2006 entitled "National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement".
4. On 6 December 2006 the Chancellor announced a short extension to Sir Michael's Inquiry for him to consider the implications of the Eddington, Barker and Leitch Reviews before finalising his report.
5. Copies of reports, submissions, research commissioned, and the terms of reference for the Inquiry, can be found on the Lyons Inquiry website at http://www.lyonsinquiry.org.uk
Issued on behalf of the Lyons Inquiry by GNN London.
For further information contact:
Nicola Croden, Lyons Inquiry - 07785 975 226.