Article preview: Even before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, local authorities were facing significant financial pressures. An ageing population and a growing number of residents in many local authority areas meant costs to deliver services were rising sharply. When combined with central government funding cuts, the situation is severe. The pandemic seems to have exacerbated the cost pressures. A new analysis by trade union the TUC has found that Councils in England are spending £7.8 billion a year less on key local services compared with a decade ago.
Councils are spending less on key local services
This 318-word blog post looks at new research from the TUC which found that local authorities in England are spending less today on key local services than they were a decade ago. Written on 7th September 2020.
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