What next for local government?Carolyn DownsChief ExecutiveLocal Government Association7 December 2012
This is what we would once have called              a funding shortfall               £60,000                             ...
Living within our means: the squeezeon service spending for all councils                   Soci a l Ca re - Chi l dren    ...
“Don’t Panic!”   “Yes but, no but!”
Living within our means: the squeezeon service spending for all councils                   Soci a l Ca re - Chi l dren    ...
The impact of cuts in the last 12 months…and the next 12 months             Last 12 months             Next 12 months     ...
Councils’ borrowing  140  120  100                      Public sector                      net borrowing      80      60  ...
The Travers’ report    Councils’   borrowing is   modest and    consistent
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What next for local government?

  1. 1. What next for local government?Carolyn DownsChief ExecutiveLocal Government Association7 December 2012
  2. 2. This is what we would once have called a funding shortfall £60,000 Net Expenditure Income £55,000£ (million) £50,000 £45,000 £40,000 2010/11 2012/13 2014/15 2016/17 2019/20 2011/12 2013/14 2015/16 2017/18 2018/19
  3. 3. Living within our means: the squeezeon service spending for all councils Soci a l Ca re - Chi l dren Soci a l Ca re - Adul ts Envi ronment (i nc Wa s te) Money a va i l a bl e for a l l other s ervi ces £60,000 £50,000 £40,000 Money available for all other services£ (million) £30,000 Environmental £20,000 £10,000 Social Care £0 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
  4. 4. “Don’t Panic!” “Yes but, no but!”
  5. 5. Living within our means: the squeezeon service spending for all councils Soci a l Ca re - Chi l dren Soci a l Ca re - Adul ts Envi ronment (i nc Wa s te) Money a va i l a bl e for a l l other s ervi ces £60,000 £50,000 £40,000 Money available for all other services£ (million) £30,000 Environmental £20,000 £10,000 Social Care £0 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
  6. 6. The impact of cuts in the last 12 months…and the next 12 months Last 12 months Next 12 months 100 90 80 72% 70 55% 60 50 40 27% 30 17% 20% 20 8% 10 0 Improved Worsened stayed the same ComRes survey of councillors: November 2012
  7. 7. Councils’ borrowing 140 120 100 Public sector net borrowing 80 60 40 n o b £ l i 20 0 Local government -20 net borrowing -40
  8. 8. The Travers’ report Councils’ borrowing is modest and consistent

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