Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015
Patrick ButlerLocal council funding for "quality of life" services such as leisure centres, libraries and playgrounds will largely disappear in the next three years as authorities focus their depleted resources on crisis interventions for the poorest people, a study says.
The report on spending and savings plans found that by 2015 many councils in England will have exhausted "back office" efficiency savings. As a result they will be forced to reduce core services to the bare bones, while any services they have no legal obligation to provide will be at risk of being cut entirely.
Only a rump of services used predominantly by the poorest and most vulnerable residents, such as child protection and elderly care, will remain, warns the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report, as universal services enjoyed by all sections of the community face the axe.
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"Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 27/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cuts-may-force-councils-to-stop-funding-arts-and-leisure-services-by-2015