Tag Archives: local authorities

ConDem policies leave local authorities ‘decimated’

As the Labour faithful meets in Brighton this week, one of the party’s council leaders has warned that local authority-run services face being ‘decimated’ the way Thatcher destroyed many nationalised industries in the 1980s.

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Birmingham’s widening “jaws of doom”

Birmingham’s Labour-run council is facing a £625 million deficit by 2016/2017. Budget cuts of up to 50% are planned. What public services will survive?

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Pickles and co are barking up the road to nowhere

Sian Berry explains why transport plans focusing on roads are likely to take more money from local authorities’ purses, and calls for more sustainable plans.

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It’s time to wake up to the local government resource review

The review of local government funding hasn’t garnered much public debate but the issue couldn’t be more important for the future of local authorities.

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Councils encouraged to spend millions on projects that may never be built

The coalition government’s transport policy encourages councils to pour millions into projects which stand little chance of ever being built.

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Local authorities face much higher cuts than Pickles claimed

Eric Pickles has masked the true cuts to local government budgets by using a total inflated by council tax and NHS social care funding, reports Rosanna Singler.

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Questions for the government over special needs funding

Laurence Turner asks questions over the future of Special Educational Needs provision, and the government’s ability to offer a ‘full and equal share’ to all.

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