Enfield residents are set to have £418 less to spend per household than in 2011 as a result of the government’s austerity measures.
The calculation was made using a newly-launched Labour online campaign tool, with figures calculated by comparing each council’s spending power per household in 2011 (Local Authority 2011-2012 Spending power, House of Commons library, April 2016) against their DCLG projected spending power in 2020 (Core spending power: local government finance settlement, DCLG, December 2015).
In comparison, David Cameron’s constituency Witney in West Oxfordshire Council sets to lose only £17 per household by 2020. It is also significantly higher than the £169 average per household.
Speaking on the subject, Kate says:
“We have heard a lot about the severe cuts facing local government authorities at this time, and the disparity in terms of funding Labour and Conservative councils.
Enfield Council has been historically underfunded in comparison to other boroughs with a similar demography and with similar challenges in terms of crime. It also received none of the £300m local government relief fund.
These calculations per household really highlight the unfair reality of the cuts.”