Local Government Financial Settlement
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04 Feb 2014
The unfairness of the Government’s approach to local government support is now clearer than ever.
The Prime Minister has imposed massive funding reductions on local councils but rather than doing this in a fair way the latest figures show that local residents are getting a raw deal. Between 2010/11 and 2015/16 Rotherham Borough Council will face a reduction of 16.6% in spending power per household.
The Prime Minister said that those with the broadest shoulders should bear the biggest burden, but he is doing the exact opposite and hitting the communities most in need of support hardest. He simply doesn’t understand the impact that these unfair decisions are having on communities that rely on services for the young, the elderly and those most in need.
This funding settlement tells you all you need to know about whose side the Government is on.