A Quiet Crisis: Changes in local government spending on disadvantage
Commissioned by: Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
This report is about the services that English local authorities provide to support people facing disadvantage. Using a composite measure of ‘spending on disadvantage’, it looks at how such spending has changed, both in terms of service volume and responsibilities, how this compares with what has happened to demand for these services, and how the picture varies across the country.
About this report
This report was funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and written by Adam Tinson, Carla Ayrton and Issy Petrie of the New Policy Institute. The facts presented and views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Lloyds Bank Foundation.