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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2010): Community regeneration and development - UK

Deprived areas face deeper cuts as special grants cease

M. Taylor and P. Butler

The Guardian, Oct. 29th 2010, p. 7

Chief executives of some of the most deprived councils in Britain are now expecting to make more severe cuts than the 25% local authority settlement announced by George Osborne as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. This is because of plans to scrap central government grants distributed to poorer councils on a needs basis and targeted towards problems associated with high deprivation.

Public sector axe falls most heavily on the frail

B. Sherwood, C. Tighe and A. Bounds

Financial Times, Oct. 1st 2010, p. 3

Research by Experian for the Financial Times has found that Plymouth, Middlesbrough and the Wirral are the areas most likely to suffer economically from the anticipated public sector job cuts. This article includes useful tables and charts from the report.

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