Order of Truth: Speak Out
Even Conservative councils are saying no more cuts.
It appears that even stanch Conservatives have had enough of the inner-circle of government’s ‘austerity’ measures.
In an unusual move, Conservative led local authorities have formed an alliance with Labour and LibDem led authorities to tell Osborne enough is enough.
The Conservative controlled Local Government Association (LGA) said in a letter to the Observer that they have already imposed cuts of 40% since 2010 and can not afford more cuts.
They state that any further cuts will have more serious ramifications for community life and social care and will have a knock-on effect on other services such as the NHS,
“Councils have worked hard to shield residents from the impact of funding cuts. However, efficiencies cannot be remade or buildings resold,” they say.
“Further local government funding reductions over the next five years are not an option. The new government must consider the consequences that further funding cuts, without radical…
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