Councils coping with government cuts but financial cracks showing

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Central Government, Communities, Finance

Councils are coping with the Government's cuts but some are showing signs of financial stress, auditors have warned. The Audit Commission's 'Tough Times 2012' report found that councils largely delivered their planned savings in 2011/12, and in many cases actually added to their reserves. However, the report found that a sizeable minority had to make extra in-year cuts, seek additional funding, or restructure efficiency programmes in order to deliver their budgets. Government funding for councils ha...

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