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The most immediate financial benefit of a better democratic engagement system comes from creating a single vehicle through which much existing consultation activity can be channeled. Councils issue a large number of consultation documents each year, some specialist and some less so.
Local authorities faced with difficult budget rounds should create deeper and more meaningful democratic conversations at local level. Evidence from the UK and elsewhere shows that strong democratic voices in decision making could reduce costs, increase public readiness for service redesign, and make government spending more efficient. The increasing availability of online solutions reduces the cost of engagement, while increasing reach.
Valuation Source: Democracy pays How democratic engagement can cut the cost of government /static/Financial-Case-white-paper.pdf Report Source: /static/Financial-Case-white-paper.pdf Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Datasource:

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