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Efficiency - August 2013

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Efficiency briefing - the top local government news in one place

Revenue cut 5% higher than chancellor predicts

More than half a billion of “new” local government income unveiled in the spending round will be funded by cuts to council grants in 2015-16, it has emerged.

Early figures reveal cuts of 16% for some councils

Councils have been forced to revamp their savings plans after early sight of their individual funding allocations revealed cuts as high as 16% in 2015-16.

Extra cuts lead LGA to prioritise ‘experts’

Work to realise “rapid” productivity savings is to be prioritised by the LGA to help councils pushed to a financial “cliff edge” by the latest funding announcements.

Auditors asked to examine latest council cuts

England’s largest council has called on the government’s financial watchdog to reopen its inquiry into the way local government funding has been cut.

NHS England forecasts 13% savings plan shortfall

NHS England is predicting it will fall short of its efficiency savings target by 13% in this financial year - a much bigger gap than that expected by clinical commissioning groups.

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