27 Oct 2022

‘Potentially catastrophic’ financial pressure on local councils

Home Affairs Correspondent

While we await the government’s Autumn statement on tax and spending here in the UK, the cost of living continues to rise.

Local authorities face cutting services as they try to balance the books amid spiralling inflation.

Channel 4 News has seen a document from the body representing councils in Wales which describes the financial pressures as “potentially catastrophic.” And that’s before any cuts are announced by the chancellor next month.