A screenshot of The Guardian article about East Sussex Council.

The Guardian reports on consequences of underfunding East Sussex services

The Guardian carried an article yesterday about East Sussex council being set to cut services to the bare legal minimum.

The newspaper was following up a story about Northamptonshire County Council adopting emergency cuts to it services as it attempts to close a £70m hole in its budget.

The Guardian article said: “Fresh evidence of the funding crisis facing local government has emerged after a second Tory-run council said it was preparing to cut back services tothe bare legal minimum to cope with a cash shortfall that could leave it bankrupt within three years.”

Read The Guardian story here: East Sussex Council set to cut services to bare legal minimum

Uckfield News flagged up East Sussex Council’s move towards funding only core services last month. The council reports make grim reading and there is a link to them at the end of our story which can be seen here: Family finance difficulties lead to rise in neglect of children

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