JRF report: ‘Serving deprived communities in a time of recession’

The report by Annette Hastings, Glen Bramley, Nick Bailey and David Watkins, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in January 2012, explores how budget cuts affect the capacity of English local government to meet the needs of more deprived households and communities.

There is real concern that more deprived groups will suffer the most. This report provides early, systematic evidence of the scale of the cuts and of how local councils are grappling with these issues.

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