Councils have faced unprecedented cuts; Local Authority grants in England have been slashed, with £12.5 billion of cuts and half a million Council workers losing their jobs since 2010. The Tories have forced through 40% cuts to Council budgets meaning that local authorities face the reality of cutting frontline services including Adult Social Care and Children's Services, leaving those that rely on them at risk.
We believe that austerity is a political choice. We oppose all cuts from Westminster and believe Tory plans for Local Government will only make a bad situation worse.
We call on the government to reverse cuts to council funding so we are able to provide essential services our communities rely on. Furthermore we call for an end to austerity that is seeing living standards for the majority fall.
This is why we also support the People's Conference in Birmingham on Saturday 1st October which will discuss and debate a national strategy to fight Tory government cuts. We also support the National Demonstration called by the People's Assembly and Midlands TUC on Sunday 2nd October.'