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Old 19-05-2018, 04:32 PM
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The decimation of local government

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Itís staggering that as GDP has continued to rise that local government has lost almost half its workforce and services have gone rapidly down hill.

What this government has done is criminal.
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People love it, though. Sure they fill our phone lines complaining that the bins haven't been picked up but come election day they dutifully vote for the Tory vermin.
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Local councils to see central funding fall 77% by 2020
Local Government Association estimates a £5.8bn funding gap
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Almost half of all councils — 168 — will no longer receive any core central government funding in the 2019/20 budgetary year, according to the LGA.
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The LGA says it is impossible to cut any further. It estimates a £5.8bn funding gap in 2020 — even if councils stopped filling in potholes, maintaining parks and open spaces, closed all children’s centres, libraries, museums, leisure centres, turned off every street light and shut all discretionary bus routes.
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Councils have laid off thousands of staff, closed libraries, museums and leisure centres and cut grants to charities and arts bodies as they try to survive.

Preston in Lancashire is among the authorities that will lose all core grant funding in 2019/20. Martin Rawlinson, the Labour councillor responsible for resources said it was “running out of options” to make up shortfalls. It has a £3m annual deficit which is plugged by reserves. “Without the reserves we would be bankrupt,” he said. “We only have £6m left, that’ll be gone in two years.”

Preston has closed some buildings and transferred others, including the Guild Hall theatre, and listed bus station, to others. It has laid off hundreds of staff and cut almost all non-statutory services.
Youth centres, one o’clock clubs, regular bin collections, and many other services can be added to this.
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Old 19-05-2018, 04:44 PM
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Someone Has to pay for the wealth gains. It will drip back down. Those Ferraris need mechanics
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In years to come, people will realise the true cost of the butchering of local youth groups, day centres for the elderly, libraries, myriad local support groups, mental health workers etc etc . Still, nice wedding and the sun is out.
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It's ok. All the local councils can rent out their public spaces to private enterprises without doing due diligence on the associated cost to infrastructure or loss of services to local council tax payers.
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Itís staggering that as GDP has continued to rise that local government has lost almost half its workforce and services have gone rapidly down hill.

What this government has done is criminal.
There is no government organisation in the history of the world that has proclaimed, yes we have as much money as we need.

They all have the same message, you are all doomed unless we have more.

We'll see what happens but don't be panicked by people that plead they are a special case.
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Probably yes. We should commit to give more to local councils and regional bodies and less to central government. Not sure that would go down with the metropolitan elites though. They're the ones controlling the country.
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Old 19-05-2018, 09:17 PM
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Who are the metropolitan elites?
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I've always wondered who the 'metropolitan elites' are as well, are they some sort of shadowy organisation like the masons. Same with the 'Twiterati', are they related to the Illuminati?
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There is no government organisation in the history of the world that has proclaimed, yes we have as much money as we need.

They all have the same message, you are all doomed unless we have more.

We'll see what happens but don't be panicked by people that plead they are a special case.
Donít be silly. We are talking about unprecedented cuts of over 50%.
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Who are the metropolitan elites?
Itís just a term he throws in. As if rich people outside of cities are somehow different.
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Bromley have a three year programme of reducing their staff from 1,900 to 300 . They are one and a half years in and have already lost one council leader over the councils catastrophic child safeguarding performance.

Local authorities have become little more than contract compliance offices.
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Itís staggering that as GDP has continued to rise that local government has lost almost half its workforce and services have gone rapidly down hill.

What this government has done is criminal.
Where has all the money gone? Is it servicing the massive debt we have? WTF is going on? I really worry about all this as I think something somewhere has gone terribly wrong. I think the labour lot mismanaged and the Tory lot think the way out is to cut back and allow wealth drip down. "Drip down" what a load of bollocks those two words are, that we seem to accept.
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Bromley have a three year programme of reducing their staff from 1,900 to 300 . They are one and a half years in and have already lost one council leader over the councils catastrophic child safeguarding performance.

Local authorities have become little more than contract compliance offices.
This. Not the best example but I am now in stasis as the commercial arm of the council has commandeered my servers for their own ends. Which is world class, as now canít improve tax collection rates that pays the fkn wages.
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Bromley have a three year programme of reducing their staff from 1,900 to 300 . They are one and a half years in and have already lost one council leader over the councils catastrophic child safeguarding performance.

Local authorities have become little more than contract compliance offices.
Yes the tories want a USA style model where local authorities will just be there to divvy up contracts.

Which means worse services, lower wages but big profits for the companies getting the contracts.
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Bromley have a three year programme of reducing their staff from 1,900 to 300 . They are one and a half years in and have already lost one council leader over the councils catastrophic child safeguarding performance.

Local authorities have become little more than contract compliance offices.
I really don't see what's wrong with that, if the private sector can do it better and cheaper then it should be their duty to go private. I pay my tax for services not a work creation scheme.
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Yes the tories want a USA style model where local authorities will just be there to divvy up contracts.

Which means worse services, lower wages but big profits for the companies getting the contracts.
Only they always seem to be better bin collection is the obvious one.
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I really don't see what's wrong with that, if the private sector can do it better and cheaper then it should be their duty to go private. I pay my tax for services not a work creation scheme.
How do you know that private sector do it better and cheaper?.
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