Post by Colin Henderson on Dec 3, 2011 11:32:07 GMT
Earlier in the year the False Economy site send FoI requests to all English local authorities asking them to provide data on cuts of over 5% in 2011 to all organisations and services they had been supporting previously.
The latest data is available here: falseeconomy.org.uk/cuts/uk/all/t1. You will notice by far the greatest number of cuts are in the voluntary sector; over 2200 organisations so far logged as affected.
I have copied the voluntary sector data from the Guardian (who have some very useful resources on this) here: www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/aug/02/voluntary-sector-cuts-fair-economy and edited it down to a list covering ONLY agencies whose main business is advice. Some of the big city authorities are not included as they had not replied by August when the page went up. Also, I have NOT included homelessness or refugee charities and the like who also provide advice and support. So it's an incomplete list and some of the cuts on there may have been mitigated, but even so it gives a list of over 130 agencies losing a total of £4 million.
The data is in old-style Excel format. If what it says about your agency is inaccurate then pm me and I'll change it.