Councils 'face £5.8bn funding gap'

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Local authorities in England will need to make huge savings before next April, equivalent to 12.5% of their total budgets, according to a new report.

They face a funding gap of £5.8 billion between March 2014 and the end of 2015/16, analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) found.