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Free school meals may be scrapped by councils under 'tidal wave' of cuts

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/04/2013

Nigel Morris

Free school meals could soon be scrapped and people paid to look after elderly neighbours as councils take desperate measures to deliver a “tidal wave” of spending cuts, ministers will be warned on Tuesday.
Closures of municipal theatres, leisure centres, libraries and play groups will accelerate because of a 50 per cent reduction in local authorities’ spending power, according to a report from an independent think-tank.
The New Local Government Network said town halls will struggle to cope with a £16.5bn gulf which could, under current Coalition plans, open between their income and the demands on them.
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"Free school meals may be scrapped by councils under 'tidal wave' of cuts ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 10/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/free-school-meals-may-be-scrapped-by-councils-under-tidal-wave-of-cuts-