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Cuts Watch #315: more museum cuts

19 Nov 2010, by in Cuts Watch

The Guardian has uncovered further huge cuts to museums this week. The cuts, tucked away in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Business Plan, will affect up to 20 institutions classed as ‘non-national’ which receive DCMS funding. The affected museums and galleries will have their grant from DCMS entirely removed in 2015. For some institutions such as the National Coalmining…

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Cuts Watch #309: 30,000 council job cuts

12 Nov 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Work by the GMB has found that almost 30,000 jobs are set to go in 21 local authorities, with others facing changes to pay, terms and conditions.  The scale of the cuts is emerging ahead of the local government financial settlement, which will be announced in early December, with council budgets being finalised in the spring. The Local Government Association…

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Cutswatch #202: Audit Commission scrapped

13 Aug 2010, by in Cuts Watch

The Audit Commission will be scrapped, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced this afternoon. The Commission is an independent watchdog charged with auditing and supporting local councils to ensure that they deliver effective, value for money services.  In a move set to raise plenty of questions (and eyebrows) the audit functions of the Commission will be…

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Cuts Watch #198: knock-on effects of BSF cuts begin

12 Aug 2010, by in Cuts Watch

One early indication of the impact of the Building Schools for the Future cuts cropped up in yesterday’s unemployment stats: an 11.5% increase in unemployment among architects over the past month. This is the first rise in unemployment in the profession for ten months after levels peaked in August 2009, reports journal BD.

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