Social care and culture hit by local authorities

Spending on culture and on adult social care has been disproportionately reduced by local authorities over the past five years according to a new report. The National Audit Office report examined the unprecedented squeeze being experienced by local authorities and the effect on different areas of spending.

The research found that Government support for local authorities will have fallen by nearly 40% over the course of this parliament leading to drastic cuts in local authority provision for social care and cultural activity.