LGA: one in six councils to axe crisis loans

By Jonathan Werran | 06 October 2014

Government welfare cuts will force three quarters of local authority areas to scrap or cut back on emergency financial support to crisis-ridden residents from next April, the Local Government Association has claimed.

The warning follows publication today of an LGA  survey of 88 upper tier and single tier councils indicating around 57% of respondents expected to make small (7%), fair (12.5%) or significant (39%) scale-backs to local crisis loan schemes.

But an additional 15% of authorities questioned last month said they expected to close local crisis schemes altogether.

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