Sunak warned of greater future costs without public service investment

By Chris Mahony | 19 October 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak must swiftly invest in public services hit hardest by the pandemic or face much greater costs down the line, a report has warned.

In a briefing days before next week’s Spending Review, the Institute for Government think-tank and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) highlighted adult social care, children’s social care, schools and neighbourhood services as among nine sectors with massive backlogs or financial challenges.

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