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SPCC Working Paper
Hard times, new directions? The impact of local government spending cuts on three deprived neighbourhoods. Final report.
Anne Marie Brady, Amanda Fitzgerald and Ruth Lupton November 2014
Paper No' SPCCWP09:
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Tags: london; cuts; austerity; trust; borough; neighbourhood; brent; camden; redbridge; local government; local; authority

In the context of what was described as the worst financial settlement in living memory for local government, we set out in this study to establish how residents living in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods of London have been affected by the local authority spending cuts since 2010. These are neighbourhoods where, because of concentrated disadvantage, residents would be particularly vulnerable to service reductions and not well-positioned to cope with the wider pressures of recession and austerity. This is the first study to map the local impacts of the cuts in detail.