Wednesday 6 February 2019 / 12:01 AM Local Government

PAC exposes human and financial crisis – Andrew Gwynne

Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, commenting on the Public Accounts Committee’s report into the state of local government finance, said:

“This report exposes a human and financial crisis of the Tories’ own making.

“Local government is under enormous pressure because of politically motivated cuts that have hit our poorest areas hardest. Nine of the ten most deprived councils in the country have seen cuts of almost three times the national average. And when you cut vital support services in such areas, social problems grow – and demand for those services only becomes greater.

“It’s time for a Labour government that will give our communities the funding and support they need, and that will act in the interests of the many and not the few.”