Local Councils Are Running Low On Funds

Vince Cable & Sir Merrick Cockell

Vince Cable & Sir Merrick Cockell (Photo credit: CentreforCities)

A reader writes into respond to Merrick Cockell’s warning from last week that spending cuts will bleed councils dry. She says that the cuts are already having a crippling effect on councils, with many dipping into their reserves. Additionally, she notes that many local authorities are at risk of having no money left to tackle unexpected events such as flooding, fire or cyber crime. The reader concludes that council’s need to keep a firm grasp on long-term events.

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