Time for a new strategy

Alexandra Jones writes in the MJ on the big implications of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Press release published on 7 December 2015 by Alexandra Jones

Last week’s Spending Review confirmed what most councils already knew. Public spending is being transformed and with it local government. Despite all the excitement about an additional £27bn windfall being spent on tax credits and policing, this was still a budget designed to cut spending and achieve a surplus. But as more detail emerges of both budget cuts and changes, it’s becoming increasingly evident that the changes in funding and responsibilities will require local government to revolutionise the way it operates in the years ahead.

Read the rest of the article in the MJ (£).