SIGOMA Chair interviewed for ITV Evening News

Posted on February 29, 2024

Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton appeared on ITV News at 6.30 warning that following 13 years of cuts, local government had reached a 'tipping point'. You can watch that news package, which includes analysis from Grant Thornton showing how councils have had to cut spending across discretionary services such as leisure or culture to pay for increases in social care, here.

Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton, SIGOMA chair and Leader of Barnsley Council, with Anushka Asthana, ITV Deputy Political Editor

On the ITV Evening News at 10.30, Cllr Houghton said that the disproportionate impact on northern and midland councils was 'grossly unfair'. The item also included a piece of filming from a family hub in Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. You can watch that, in full, here.