Councils are continuing to balance their budgets and fulfil their statutory obligations as well as delivering a range of services to promote growth and community cohesion.
Each year they close the funding gap in the face of funding cuts and expenditure pressures.
This is an interim update of our 2014 analysis. It sets out the financial challenge faced by councils that the government needs to consider when making decisions in the July Budget and the autumn Spending Review. This analysis will be updated and finalised following the Spending Review announcements.
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