English Local Authority Revenue Grant Cuts
Eric Pickles the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced details of the cuts in central government grants to local authorities in the current financial year 2010/11.
The cuts total £1.16 billion, of which £450 million are in the form of cuts to revenue grants to local authorities in England, details of which can be found on a spreadsheet on the Communities and Local Government web site (see notes to editors 3). Check how your local council has faired.
The Government has also lifted the "ring fencing on" a number of funding streams to local authorities which means that local authorities can now spend this money on whatever they like! Details of the funding streams involved can also be found on the CLG web site (see note 5). This greater freedom for local authorities is likely to put at risk funding for activities which local authorities perceive as "unpopular" and could well have serious consequences for those who are most vulnerable within our society. Advice Services funding may well be at risk. Time to start lobbying if you haven't already done so - click here for some ideas and resources.
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