Fresh local government cuts warning

By Lee Peart | 14 May 2024

Government commitments mean real-terms cuts will have to be made to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities without a higher overall spending envelope, a report has warned.

The report on NHS spending by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think-tank said the Government’s commitments under the NHS England workforce plan, which has been endorsed by the Conservatives and Labour, implied real term funding growth of around 3.6% per year.

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