How can Leeds bridge the social inequality divide in the face of nearly £30m council cuts? - the YEP says

The first cut is the deepest.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 6:00 am
Leeds City Council has announced it may have to cut its budgets by 28.4m in the coming year 5m more than it had originally anticipated.

But what happens when those wounds continue to go deeper without having an impact on vital services for the city of Leeds?

In 2016/17, council chiefs had £76.3m shaved off from their cash pot followed by a further £81m the year after.

Read More

Read More
Leeds council reveals £28M of cuts for coming year

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

As Leeds’ population continues to swell nearly half of those savings are set to come from the adult and healthcare pot.

It’s a service that continues to creak under the strain when it comes to meeting the social care demands of an ageing population.

A further £5m is set to come from the authority’s environmental budget – an irony when this city has declared a climate emergency.

Leeds is a tale of two cities.