Never-ending spending divide

By Ciara Cook | 17 October 2018

The disparity in cuts to real term spending throughout England and in London demonstrate the postcode lottery effect of austerity, says Ciara Cook

Since the financial crisis, local authorities have seen record cuts to their funding. Despite Theresa May’s assertion at the Conservative Party conference, that austerity will draw to a close after Brexit, there will be little comfort to cash-strapped councils. Between 2010 and 2020, the sector will have faced a £16bn cut in core funding, according to figures from the Local Government Association (LGA).

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