Cuts Watch: weekly summary
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.