UNISON has issued a press release calling for the government to properly fund local government, filling the £10bn funding gap and protecting services and jobs.

​Unless ​ministers fix ​the current funding shortfall – estimated to be in the region of ​£10bn – there could be tens of thousands of job losses and catastrophic cuts to local services in England, according to the union.

The Press Release can be found here.

The Online Petition can be found here.