Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Sunday, 8 March 2015
Institute of Fiscal Studies and Local Government Cuts
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has confirmed what many already knew: cuts to local government have been deliberately targeted at the poorest areas. Less appreciated perhaps is that London Boroughs have been the worse hit part of the UK, with a cut of more than 31% . My guess is that this cannot carry on for much longer as authorities may simply start to collapse.