On 22nd January Surrey UNISON, alongside parents, supporters, workers and campaigners will be lobbying Surrey County Council on their proposals to close 37 children’s centres across Surrey. There are currently 58 centres helping families with children aged 0-5 years. The council’s recent proposals state that children’s centres should give more help to the children that […]
As part of UNISON’s campaign for more money for local councils, in the Autumn Budget, we recently conducted a survey of 21,000 people working in local councils and outsourced council services on the impact of cuts to services. This is a constituency-level breakdown of the results for UNISON members living and working in the Worthing […]
Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments
Commenting on the report on council funding published today (Wednesday) by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Local councils are in a bad way and the blame lies solely at the government’s door. With funding in short supply, local authorities have had to cut back services substantially, […]
This new insight from those at the heart of decision-making on where money is spent – and axed from budgets – is deeply concerning.
Cash-trapped councils across the country have had no choice but to cut back on culture and libraries spending in a desperate attempt to save core services