Commenting on a new report from the Local Government Association published today (Friday), which suggests councils in England face a funding gap of £4bn over the next two years, UNISON head of local government Mike Short said:
“The cash crisis in local authorities is worsening by the day. That will mean even more cuts to services and further hardship for communities everywhere.
“Without significant extra funding from ministers for all councils urgently, many more will be on the brink of financial ruin. That will be a disaster.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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