LGA attacks 'counter-productive' cut

By Dan Peters | 21 December 2017

A cut to councils’ public health grants has been criticised by the Local Government Association (LGA) for being ‘short-sighted and extremely counter-productive’.

The Government said it would be investing more than £16bn in public health over the five years of the 2015 Spending Review, including £3.215bn in 2018/19, but the LGA pointed out this represents a cut of £531m between 2015/16 and 2019/20.

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