Uplift in usual costs does little more than cover NLW impact

LaingBuisson head of research Eleni Giatsi explains the key findings of CM’s annual survey of usual costs. According to CM’s Annual Survey of UK Local Authority Usual Costs 2017/18, English councils have given an average uplift of 3.6%, most likely in an effort to compensate for increased payroll costs, essentially bringing about a standstill. Of…

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