Following the Comprehensive Spending Review, Brent will not know in detail our precise settlement from Sarah Teather’s Coalition until mid-December. What we do know is that these cuts will be front-loaded.
To put things into perspective, there are two astonishing facts about Teather’s Government’s cuts.
1. The average cut that Departments have to make following the Comprehensive Spending Review fall in the region of 19%
2. Brent Council has to make cuts of 27%
That’s right 27% – making the cuts disproportionately impact on local Councils. Indeed the cuts are designed to have the face of the Local Authority on them when in fact they are stemming from the Coalition Government.
I’ll be blogging more on the cuts in the next few days and weeks ahead.