Free school meals may be scrapped by councils under 'tidal wave' of cuts
Nigel MorrisFree 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 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/free-school-meals-may-be-scrapped-by-councils-under-tidal-wave-of-cuts-