Local government settlement: Most deprived councils hit hardest by cuts

Councils in the poorest parts of England have been hit hardest by the local authority budget cuts announced yesterday by communities secretary Eric Pickles, an analysis by Regeneration & Renewal has revealed.

by Sarah Townsend and Jamie Carpenter
The local government finance settlement frontloads cuts, meaning councils will suffer bigger reductions in the first of the two-year period than they will in the second.
The local government finance settlement frontloads cuts, meaning councils will suffer bigger reductions in the first of the two-year period than they will in the second.

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