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.
- The True Cost Of Care Reforms (acenewsservices.com)
- You win gold for hypocrisy, Sir Merrick … (dailymail.co.uk)