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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Local Government – running on empty

This week the Local Government Association is meeting in Manchester reeling under the blows of last week’s Spending Review announcement that town hall spending will be cut by a further £2.56bn in 2015/16. Heather Wakefield, UNISON head of local government, writing for the Public Finance blog, reports on union research which shows that ‘cuts are not just having a devastating impact on local people and local economies now, they have inflicted ‘irreversible damage… fundamentally restructuring UK society for the future, changing the lives of local people and local economies’ and the very heart of the UK itself’