Managing the social risks of public spending cuts in Scotland

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Councils need to develop more innovative priority-setting to help protect disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. This study explores five Scottish local authorities’ decision-making about budget cuts due to austerity measures, and identifies current practice in protecting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Commissioning bodyThe Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Number of pages61
ISBN (Print) 9781859359631
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • local authorities
  • Scotland
  • public spending
  • social risk impact assessment


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