– Spending on front-line policing in England is set to fall by a fifth in the next five years, according to the London School of Economics (LSE). Budgets for adult social care could drop by eight per cent. The analysis suggests council spending on roads, transport and housing could fall by 40% over the same period. Tony Travers, of the LSE, said councils had tried to protect social care, leaving deeper cuts in other areas.
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