£3bn gap looms for councils

By Dan Peters | 25 August 2021

Councils in England, Wales and Scotland are grappling with huge budget deficits totalling more than £3bn for the next financial year, according to research published by trade union Unison today. 

The union warned the shortfall in 2022-23 would lead to ‘huge service and staff cuts’ at local authorities across Britain unless the Government urgently found extra money. 

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