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MEETING ON FUNDING CUTS

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Local government faces a real-terms cut in funding of 6% over the next three years, council leaders were due to tel...
Local government faces a real-terms cut in funding of 6% over the next three years, council leaders were due to tell ministers yesterday.

Councils have based the calculation on government projections for years 1996-97 and 1997-98 excluding community care.

The associations intend to move the debate on to future years in an effort to influence the initial discussions.

Council leaders were bracing themselves for a rough ride, following the Audit Commission report on the level of local government officers' pay.
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