B75: Public sector and local government cuts

1st July 2010.

This Bulletin examines the public sector spending cuts announced in the first month of the Coalition Government and in the budget on 22nd June. The Bulletin suggests CLG, under the stewardship of Secretary of State Eric Pickles, is particularly vulnerable to further cuts or even more substantive machinery of government changes.

The Bulletin explores the rationale for the cuts, presents a typology for exploring alternate fiscal models, and conducts a regional sensitivity analysis on this first tranche of cuts, exploring claims made about their fairness and progressiveness.