Yorkshire Post Special Report: The £1 billion cost of council cuts in Yorkshire
Employment partner Sarah Tahamtani commented on a recent special report run by The Yorkshire Post.
The full extent of the devastating local authority cuts inflicted upon Yorkshire this year is laid bare today as analysis shows the region’s councils are slashing spending on local services by over £1 billion.
Earlier this month Sheffield City Council became the 21st of the region’s 22 councils to agree savage reductions as part of its new budget for the coming financial year, a study of local authority spending plans across Yorkshire confirms the region is now experiencing the biggest attack on local services in living memory.
Almost 15,000 job losses have now been announced by the region’s councils as services for the elderly, vulnerable and young are scaled back as never before.
Source: The Yorkshire Post Sunday 6 March 2011