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A Quiet Crisis: Local government spending on disadvantage

Research summary

The local charities we fund at Lloyds Bank Foundation tell us every day of the increasing pressure on their communities. They tell us that when council services face rising demand and shrinking resources, it is often local charities, and people themselves, who are left to pick up the pieces.

Lloyds Bank Foundation commissioned this independent research by the New Policy Institute to find out how English local authorities are supporting people facing disadvantage. It explores how local services have fared during a sustained period of severe financial pressure on local government finances and whether this experience differs across the country.