Local councils at risk of bankruptcy

Councils are calling on the chancellor to use the autumn Budget to tackle the immediate funding crisis for local government in 2019/20, and to deliver a sustainable funding settlement for local government in the forthcoming spending review.

It comes after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said in a damming report that budget cuts had left a number of councils under “enormous pressure” and “in a worrying financial position”.

Read the full piece at source: English councils brace for biggest government cuts since 2010 despite ‘unprecedented’ budget pressure

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