Liverpool City Council’s three-year budget could force statutory services to slash spending by a quarter as part of £156m savings plans.
Under a list of proposals drawn up by city mayor Joe Anderson, mandatory services would be forced to find 25% savings while discretionary services endure a 50% spending cut.
Liverpool City Council will work with the community and voluntary sector to find new ways to deliver services if it goes ahead with cuts of £42m to adult social care and £16m to children’s services.
Other proposals include cutting spending on libraries by £500,000 and closing two leisure centres.
Liverpool has seen central funding cut by £173m over the last three years, amounting to a 56% reduction since 2011.
Cabinet members will discuss the plans this month before final proposals are put to the council on March 5.
If you would like to discuss how these proposals may affect your organisation please contact Peter Taaffe.