£22m of cuts would mean misery for Luton

Plans for £22m of cuts and hundreds of job losses at Luton Borough Council will ‘heap misery’ on the town, UNISON warns today. The Council faces a £50m shortfall because of the Covid-19 pandemic, mainly because of its reliance on income from the airport. The £11.2m from central Government falls well short of what’s needed […]

Luton needs support to avoid council cash catastrophe

Slashing £22m from Luton Council’s budget would be ‘catastrophic’ for the town, UNISON warns today. Councils across the UK face the prospect of huge deficits because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Luton has been particularly hard hit due to its reliance on revenues from the airport. It predicts a yearly loss of at least £49m because […]