I’m currently researching a short book on local government finance, looking at how local government is funded, the challenges that it faces and what we can do about it. The book will be aimed at a general audience, because this is an important topic and most people don’t know nearly as much about it as they should. Whether they want to know more about it, of course, is a different question. But there’s a great story here and I’m keen to tell it. So watch this space.