Deprived communities bear the brunt of austerity cuts

Jack Peat - 28 January 2019

The north of England has borne the brunt of austerity cuts imposed since 2010, with the most deprived communities taking the biggest hit.

A new study by the Centre for Cities thinktank shows communities which are enduring the highest poverty rates and weakest economies are facing cuts twice that of their counterparts in the more affluent south.

The report also points to a “city and country” divide, with urban council areas having shouldered cuts to services such as street cleaning, road repairs and libraries, which, are, on average, twice as deep as those borne by leafier authorities.... See more