Cuts to funding for local government have created a crisis, which has hit women the hardest.
- Central government funding for local government fell by nearly 50% between 2010/11 and 2017/18 and will fall by over 56% by 2019/20.
- Between 2010 and 2020 £16 billion will have been cut from local council’s budgets and the gap is set to grow.
- In the last year there have been two reports from UN experts highlighting the devastating impact austerity is having on women’s human rights
A report written by Heather Wakefield for Women’s Budget Group, Triple Whammy – the impact of local government cuts on Women explores the crisis that has been created by finding cuts to local government since 2010.