Cuts Watch #200: More CLG cuts including support for young people and services to reduce overcrowding
The Department for Communities has published a list of new cuts on its website. The list was uploaded to their site yesterday but does not yet appear to have been press released. Cuts include: the Inspiring Communities pilot, which provided grant funding to neighbourhood partnerships seeking to raise the aspirations and educational attainment of local young people; the Overcrowding Pathfinders Pilots, which allowed local authority pathfinders to explore ways to tackle overcrowding and under-occupation and a cut of £1.3 million to a budget titled ‘supporting social tenants into work’. The list also includes cuts of £1.3 million for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, £17 million of cuts for Eco Towns and a £2.2 million cut for Green Show Homes. Smaller cuts include £12,000 from the Housing Design Awards and £1.6 million for support for Community Pubs.
These cuts will cost communities considerably more than the £539 that CLG today informed us was spent on a civil service trip to Blackpool.