Not the headline UNISON members would have expected to see but as we forecast in our Barnet Voice newspaper here http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/sites/default/files/Barnet%20Voice.pdf
The Budget everyone in local government feared is due on Wednesday 8 July.
Not only Barnet UNISON are fearful, so are local councils across the UK and as Barnet Council are still a member of the Local Government Association one can only assume this letter was written on their behalf
“Tory council leaders across England and Wales have presented a united front with Labour and Lib Dem-run local authorities as they warn the chancellor, George Osborne, that another round of funding cuts would devastate local services and harm the most vulnerable in society.” (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/16/tory-councils-osborne-no-further-austerity)
Impact of Austerity on people with disabilities
“A third of disabled adults already live in poverty. Disabled people and those needing social care have already been hit up to 19 times harder by cuts than others.” (http://dpac.uk.net/2015/05/an-open-letter-from-disabled-people-about-further-welfare-cuts/)