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Cuts Watch: weekly summary

01 Jun 2010, by in Cuts Watch

During the week, some further detail has been provided on the scope and impact of recently announced spending cuts – although Ministerial statements are still few and far between.

  • In education, the bulk of the cuts will come from education grants to local authorities, although non-departmental public bodies will face cuts and the QCA will be abolished.
  • In housing, despite a promise of new investment in social homes, larger cuts have been made in budgets for building affordable homes.
  • Across the country local authorities, police forces, and private sector firms are starting to consider the impact of cuts.

In addition, a number of committments made by the last Government look unlikely to be honoured – including free prescriptions, funding for youth services and protection for the Olympic budget.

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  2. MIchael Hunt
    Jun 2nd 2010, 11:31 am

    Hi, can I take it that E2E delivery, and Flexible New Deal, coming under funding from the Learning and Skills Council which is funded by the Business Innovation and Skills body (which I have heard is to be stopped) would therefore be directly affected?

  3. Nicola Smith

    Nicola Smith
    Jun 3rd 2010, 6:24 pm

    Hi Michael, I am afraid I don’t have any more specific detail on what is happening with this funding. On FND we do know that the DWP are reviewing all of their labour market programmes with a view to creating a new ‘Work Programme’, but it’s not yet clear whether the new programme will have the same budget as FND.