SPENDING REVIEW CUTS SET TO CAUSE CHAOS IF NOT ACCOMPANIED BY WHOLESALE CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT STYLE

24 Dec 10

Drastic cuts announced in October's spending review, whilst achievable, could easily result in chaos to services if not managed appropriately. As the scale of the required savings in local government finally becomes clear, the reality is dawning that many authorities simply do not have the band-width or skills to deliver the budget reductions in any way other than through service cuts. Much of the opposition to the austerity package from both the public and unions is being driven by this fear.
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