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Sefton Faces Cuts of £64million

Sefton Council Leader spells out the scale of cuts coming.

The stark reality of Sefton Council's budget for the next three years has been laid out in a report just published.

The Cabinet report highlights how since 2011, as a direct result of Government funding cuts, the local authority has had to achieve savings of £169m and must make further savings of £64m between 2017 and 2020.

In total, Sefton Council will have lost 51% of Government funding between 2010 and 2020. 

This is equivalent to £722 from every household in Sefton. This is at a time when there are significant pressures in Adult and Children's Social Care........

Cllr Ian Maher, the Labour leader at Sefton Council, said:

Over the last 6 years we have delivered massive change largely due to the cuts imposed by Government. During this time we have worked hard to protect frontline services such as the bins and social care but with cuts of this scale we have already had to make really difficult decisions and there are more of these to come....More

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