Responding to today’s Autumn Statement and the Office of Budget Responsibilities economic and fiscal outlook, Ian Carruthers, Director of Policy at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), said:
‘Although there was some good news about growth and employment, the key challenge for public bodies remains making the necessary cuts while minimising the impact on front line public services.’
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