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London Councils’ autumn budget submission to Government - 63% funding reduction is taking its toll, warns London Councils

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

On the 22 of September 2017 London Councils published its submission to Government ahead of the Autumn Budget. The submission sets out evidence demonstrating that the current local government finance system is increasingly unable to meet increase in demand and cost delivery.

London Councils is warning that a number of local services are on a critical list due to growing demand and inadequate funding. The submission looks in detail at three core service areas: housing, adult social care and children’s services.

 By 2020 London boroughs would have experienced a 63% funding reduction since 2010. London Councils’ research shows that there will be a total funding shortfall of at least £1.5 billion by the end of the decade.

 London Councils is urging the Government to take steps in this budget to stabilise the local government finance system and provide additional resources.

To read London Councils’ Autumn Budget submission please click here