FT.com – Do-it-yourself warning as state cuts back

Via FT.com / UK / Politics & policy – Do-it-yourself warning as state cuts back, further evidence of the need for genuine social progress through mutual cooperation:

The relationship between the individual and the state will need to be radically redefined as the next government cuts billions of pounds from local authority spending, council finance chiefs and chief executives are warning.

Some individual council services could face cuts of 30 per cent or more over three years after 2011, a joint study by Solace, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, and Cipfa, the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accounting, has concluded.