Frugal authorities may be left exposed to more cuts

By Jamie Hailstone and Heather Jameson | 15 November 2017

It is a ‘tragic truth’ that local government’s ability to deal with cuts has left it vulnerable to further cuts in next week’s Budget, a top academic has suggested.

Speaking at a MJ round table, Professor Tony Travers said the sector had assumed spending settlements for 2018/19 and 2019/20 will not ‘radically shift at all’ as they have already been agreed.

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