Mapped: How The Cuts Will Hit London's Councils

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 89 months ago
Mapped: How The Cuts Will Hit London's Councils

Yesterday's announcement by Eric Pickles of a fall in the formula grant, which is the main grant councils receive from the government, will hit all of London's 33 councils. But not every council will be affected equally.

Our colour-coded map above shows the estimated change in revenue spending power for each council in 2011/12. As the cluster of red segments show, its the East End that seems to be hit disproportionately hard: Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney are each facing a 8.9% cut, the maximum possible; the national average is 4.4%. The further from the centre you move, the less stringent the cuts, and in Richmond-upon-Thames, it's just 0.61%.

Of course, many of these poorer boroughs already received higher sums from the Treasury than their more affluent neighbours, so perhaps this doesn't tell the entire story. We'll be delving in more detail into the cuts, and how what services they might cause councils to scrap, later in the week.

See the complete spreadsheet (Google Docs) for more details.

Last Updated 14 December 2010

Sam Sparrow

It would be good to know proportionally how the cuts will face each Council based on their usual grant amount, so a comparison can be made - would be awful if the poorest boroughs really were worse off in pure cash terms...


It would be interesting to compare this map with the one showing which party leads those councils...


out of interest, what are the grant amounts per person?

and how does the map look when the cuts above are deducted from those amounts?


Thanks for this map. Is it possible have a political map of the councils with a list the councillors who support the cuts including those whilst ideologically opposed to the cuts but spin the myth that they can maintain frontline line services whilst carrying out the cuts on what can only be assumed ( by them not the community they claim to serve ) as frivolous backline services such as youth clubs, day centres for the elderly, freedom passes etc etc.etc.

Paul D.Smith

Does this include the Council Tax changes or not? I believe Eric Pickles was quoting the "with Council tax" figures whereas previously the "before Council tax" figures had been used.


good post