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The Summer Budget 2015: The Impact on trading standards services

An insight into the summer budget 2015 has been published today (Friday 10 July)  highlighting the public sector spending regulations and the cuts local authority services will face.

Derek Allen, Managing Partner at Derek Allen Consultancy Services and former executive director at LACORS and LGR produced the document. He said:

"Cuts to the local authority revenue support grant (RSG), a monetary grant from central government, given to councils for running many of their services is nothing new. However, the pace and scale of the reduction in this grant over the past 5 years and what is likely to follow in the next 5 years of the new government, following George Osborne’s recent announcement, is unprecedented."

"Few if any local authority services have been shielded from the cuts, including the big spending departments such as children's services and social care, but it is clear that many council regulatory services and in particular trading standards services have taken a far greater cut in percentages terms of their budgets, than the majority of other council services."

Click here to see the the impact on trading standards services document.

DATE: 10 July 2015