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ENGLISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'PREPARING FOR THE AXE', FT REPORTS

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English local government is preparing for the axe, the Financial Times report(p8) in a look at how councils are bra...
English local government is preparing for the axe, the Financial Times report(p8) in a look at how councils are bracing themselves for a cash freeze ahead of next week's budget.

The article says that as 75% of council spending goes on wage bills and pay settlements for significant groups such as teachers are settled independently cuts across a range of services look inevitable.

John Authers, writer of the article, says that councils unlike last year are not being too vehement with their warnings and much depends on the way funds are allocated.

He predicts that inner London is likely to be a big loser and reports Association of Metropolitan Authorities chairman Jeremy Beecham as calling for standard spending assessments to be linked to economic factors.
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