Timeline and next steps
Government engaging with local councils
The Council has reviewed the information we have and gone back to the Government with questions and initial feedback [PDF, 1874 KB].
Public consultation – councils consult their communities
The Government is now considering the next steps for the reform programme and a timeframe for decision-making, including public consultation with communities.
We have made it clear in our feedback to the Government that we fully expect to consult with our community before we make any decision. At this stage, provided the Government keeps the option for councils to opt in or out of the proposals, we expect this consultation to take place later this year, probably in November.
We all want to know what happens next – and that’s in the Government’s hands.