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Current climate making it ‘impossible’ for councils to carry on

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Soaring demand, rising pay bills and inflationary costs are making it ‘virtually impossible’ to keep councils going, a senior chief executive has said. 

In an exclusive interview with The MJ, Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan said: ‘The next Government, whoever wins, has a choice as to whether they allow us to continue on the path we are on… or to realign our budgets to suit the job we have been asked to do.’

Mr Riordan claimed no one was ‘expecting a massive cheque to be written for local government’ regardless of who wins the next General Election. 

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