Councils left seriously underfunded, NAO finds

By Michael Burton | 10 March 2021

Coronavirus has left local authorities seriously underfunded and facing budget cuts unless the Government can create a long-term financial plan for the sector, a study from the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.

The NAO’s survey found that 94% of respondents from single-tier and county councils and 81% from districts expected to reduce service budgets.

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