The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a most depressing scenario of what the public can expect from Local Authorities (LAs). It is all based on the projected funding for 2019 – 2020.
They have looked at “unavoidable statutory obligations” as the foundation and deemed it to cover social care and environment(waste) only. Look at the rate that non-statutory services will have their funding reduced.
So that means a reduction of two thirds for treasured things like leisure. Here’s a percentage view. (Note that schools are excluded).
The other nasty curve they have produced is the anticipated funding shortfall, based on current projects.
Nibbling away at reducing the cost of ICT isn’t going to solve this problem.