At the Cutting Edge

A Survey of the Impact of the Spending Cuts

March 2011

This report summarises the results of a special survey carried out by Church Urban Fund and Church Action on Poverty to monitor the impact of the public spending cuts on voluntary groups in the most deprived areas of England.

Undertaken in January 2011, the aim is to get beyond the headline numbers - an £81 billion reduction in government expenditure over four years - to how this is impacting at a grassroots level, through the eyes of project leaders who are working with some of the most marginalised people in our society.