Local government settlements

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,, Eric Pickles MP, has given details of the Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14.  He described the settlement as “changes to spending power” – a handy euphemism for severe cuts. As far as Brent is concerned, we can expect 0.5% cut in 2013/14 and even more cuts in 2014/15 – 5.1%. This is a particularly worrying above average cut, with a reduction in revenue support grant of nearly £21 million being indicated for that year.

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