Austerity programme means Sunderland City Council will have £590 less to spend per household by 2020



Sunderland City Council will have £590 less to spend on households by 2020 as the authority prepares to slash another £74million from its budget. The council has already faced cuts of £250million since 2010 and employs 4,000 fewer staff than it did six years ago.
Residents are therefore being asked which services are most important to them as it tries to balance rising demand and falling budgets, as a result of the Government's austerity programme.
Council leader Paul Watson said: "The Government's austerity programme is continuing to cripple the council, alongside increased demands on... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 28
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