Treasury may demand10% more cuts – a crisis looms.

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Eric Pickles MP. head of DCLG

Child povertyDanny Alexander MP Libdem treasury minister wrote today indicating that 10% more cuts may be ordered from unprotected departments.
Jaames Landale Deputy Political editor at the BBC estimates that it would mean another £2.1bn would be cut from local Government funding. Depending on the Local Government spending settlement set by the DCLG in May, that could leave Sefton Councilwith around only half it’s original controllable budget. A crisis looms.

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