Monday, 24 May 2010

Cultural Cutbacks in England

The Department of Culture Media and Sport has announced a £61 million cutback on its budget in response to the national deficit. In effect this means a 3% reduction on spending for bodies supported by DCMS. Art Council England's budget is being slashed by £5 million.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has clearly been hoping to be treated favourably. What will a 3% (or so) reduction mean?

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