Yorkshire towns and cities top the UK list of largest drops in government spending

Three Yorkshire towns and cities have been named as seeing the largest fall in government spending in the country during the last decade. Barnsley has been hardest hit by austerity in percentage terms, with a 40% reduction in its day-to-day council spending since 2009/10. Doncaster and Wakefield are third and fourth on the national list of hardest hit areas. Cities have borne nearly three-quarters (74%) of all real-terms local government funding cuts in the last decade despite being home to just 54% of the population, according ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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