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BASW submission HCLG Committee Spending Review

Local Government Finance and the 2019 Spending Review inquiry

BASW's submission to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.

"Under austerity a great deal of pressure has been placed on the financial sustainability of local services and despite an official move away from the austerity label the resulting service reductions continue to impact on children, families and vulnerable adults. Services have been affected in two ways; first by diminished local authority funding grants from central government, second by increasing demand as a result of reductions of welfare payments."