Last issue we reported on New Deal’s plans to make cuts to future and existing projects. January was full of rumours about plans for more cuts from April.
With the possibility of being overcommitted by around £3.4 million New Deal needed to make big savings.
Speaking to the New Deal’s Executive Manager Ann Allen, she reassured the Messenger that significant savings had already been made and that, although the problem was serious, there was no call for panic, especially among community projects. Ann said
“We are not blind to the fact that there is a problem – and there’s going to be need for change. In the next few weeks it will become clear what will happen next and what solution we can reach following our meetings with Government office.
“We will take every step to limit the impact on projects.”
Watch the Messenger website for updates in February.