Cuts hitting north harder

Dr Craig Berry of SPERI.

Dr Craig Berry of SPERI.

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Budget cuts are disproportionately affecting northern councils and those in the most deprived areas, according to a new Sheffield report.

Research by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute also found that Labour councils have been more severely affected than Conservative controlled authorities.

Councils in Yorkshire have seen funding slashed by almost £200 per person, compared to £74 in the south east. The average is £130.

 

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