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Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Last week's grim prediction on the financial future of local government is covered by Flip Chart Fairy Tales. The outlook is so dire that somewhere in the UK we are likely to see a local authority simply collapse long before 2020. What Flipchart Fairy Tales fails to pick up on is that the numbers of users is inverse proportion to the amounbt of money spent on the service. Many of the social care users cost a huge amount per hear, whereas universal services like transport and highways are likely to face severe cuts despite being used by vastly greater numbers of people.