Latest Central Government Cuts In 2015/16 Settlements For English Local Councils Takes Total Cuts To Nearly 40% Since 2010
Councils should stop saying 'we can cope' and come clean about the effects of these cuts which have left vital services like elderly care and children’s services in dire straits says GMB.
GMB, the union for public sector workers, commented on the provisional local government finance settlement for 2015 to 2016 for English Councils published today. See notes to editors for links to relevant documents on Department of Communities and Local Government website
Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary, said "These latest cuts announced today takes the cuts to Council budgets to nearly 40% since 2010. This is government which has been hell-bent on destroying local public services.
Councils themselves should stop saying 'we can cope' and should come clean about the effects of these cuts which have left vital services like elderly care and children's services in dire straits."
Contact: Brian Strutton 07860 606 137 or 0207 391 6700 or GMB press office 07974 252 823 or 07921 289880
Notes to editors
Website links to Department of Communities and Local Government for relevant documents published on 18 December 2014
Council Tax freeze and sensible savings ‘will deliver fairer deal for hardworking families’
Provisional local government finance settlement for 2015 to 2016 has been published.
Local Government Minister Kris Hopkins today (18 December 2014) called on town halls to take up the offer of extra government funding to freeze Council Tax for hardworking families for a fifth successive year as he published the provisional local government finance settlement for 2015 to 2016.