Austerity Will Devastate Britain’s Most Deprived Councils, Experts Suggest – 6 March 2015

RT logoThe UK’s most deprived regions have been worst affected by drastic cuts to council budgets and will likely suffer disproportionately again when the next phase of budget savings are announced, a leading think tank says.

The report, conducted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), examines how councils’ spending has fluctuated across England since the coalition came to power. It also reveals how these cuts have impacted upon local authority services such as social care, transport, housing and environmental services.

The research found that local authorities’ spending per head plummeted by 23.4 percent between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

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