Post-2020 cuts warning

By Dan Peters | 20 December 2018

Many council services could face further cuts beyond 2020 with local tax revenues unlikely to keep pace with rising spending pressures, the independent economics think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has said.

An observation published by the IFS today read: ‘Even if council tax bills are increased by 4% a year, every year, adult social care spending could increase from 38% to 45% of these revenues by the mid-2020s and 55% by the mid-2030s.

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