DLUHC to be hit by real term budget cuts, think-tank warns

By Michael Burton | 06 November 2023

The levelling up department is to be hit by real term budget cuts over the next five years despite buoyant tax revenues, a pre-Autumn Statement report from the Resolution Foundation think-tank has warned.

Higher tax revenues due to pay rises gives chancellor Jeremy Hunt fiscal headroom of £13bn but the foundation warned the Government’s current plans have not been changed to reflect recently-agreed public sector pay settlements, which would cost a further £13bn.

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