North of England hardest hit by government cuts

North of England hardest hit by government cuts
 

The north of England has seen the biggest cuts in government spending over the past five years, official figures show.
Spending in the north has fallen by £696m in real terms since 2012, while the south of England has seen an increase of £7bn.
Labour have called on the government to end its austerity programme in the budget on Wednesday.
A Treasury spokesperson said every region in England is funded fairly.
Analysing the latest government figures on public spending, BBC News has found that every region in the north of England has seen a real terms fall in government spending since 2012,... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 70
Source: BBC
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