National government has cut its funding to Islington Council in half since 2010.
That’s half as much to spend on essential services like keeping our streets clean, caring for older people and running children’s centres.
We’re working hard to protect your services, but we face tough choices about what we can provide.
Alongside other poor areas, we are one of the hardest-hit boroughs in the country. By 2017, we will have lost over £1,000 of funding for each household in Islington.
Despite having already made huge savings, we expect to have to make further deep cuts over the next three years. At the same time, demand for many local services continues to rise – for example, the government’s welfare reforms are causing more people to need help with local housing and debt advice services.
To understand the challenges we face, this site will show you where our money comes from, how it is spent, what we have done so far to save money, and how we are making decisions about our budgets in the face of government cuts.