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Council says Government funding cuts are hurting local people in letter to Chancellor

Council says Government funding cuts are hurting local people in letter to Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been urged by Nottingham City Council to restore the funding sources that previous Chancellors have taken away from Nottingham. Councillor Sam Webster, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance, Growth and the City Centre has written to Sajid Javid ahead of this week’s spending review announcement to highlight that Nottingham […]

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Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council is set to begin supplying water services to its own buildings from Wednesday 14 August to create savings on the authority’s bills and water consumption. Changes in the water industry allow businesses and organisations to choose how they receive water supply and wastewater services, and the City Council has chosen to become […]

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Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has approved proposals to make £22m of savings in 2019/20 after another year of drastic Government cuts. The Government slashed the council’s main grant by £10m in the last year alone – meaning it has fallen from £127m in 2013 to just £25m for the forthcoming year. Independent analysis has […]

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Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Austerity isn’t over for Nottingham, with the City Council’s main Government funding slashed by three quarters since 2013 – plummeting from £127m to just £25m for the forthcoming year. On top of this financial blow, the Government is once again demanding that councils reduce their budgets to help address the national debt – meaning the […]

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Nottingham would be £60m a year better off if Government funding was fair

Nottingham would be £60m a year better off if Government funding was fair

Nottingham City Council would be almost £60m better off a year if it had been given the same treatment as Surrey County Council under the Government’s austerity-driven council cuts. The revelation comes as a Cambridge University study confirms that cities in the most deprived parts of England have suffered the most under the Government’s local […]

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Deputy Leader calls for investigation into Government favouring South for funding

Deputy Leader calls for investigation into Government favouring South for funding

Westminster’s Public Accounts Committee must investigate the Government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding and leaving the rest of the country with the scraps. That’s the call from Nottingham City Council deputy leader Councillor Graham Chapman, who points out that a new round of extra Government funding for councils will see £132m go to more […]

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New Government funding to benefit councils in the South while Midlands and the North lose out – again

New Government funding to benefit councils in the South while Midlands and the North lose out – again

Better-off councils in the south of England will receive the lion’s share of £153 million of extra Government funding while Nottingham and a number of other councils in the Midlands and North won’t get a penny. The new so-called ‘negative RSG’ funding comes after £300 million of extra ‘transition funding’ announced in 2016 overwhelmingly benefitted […]

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Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

The Government is locking Nottingham City Council out of its plans for more council house building. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has announced £1bn of additional funding for house-building – but has overwhelmingly made this available to councils in the south of the country. Mr Brokenshire has said […]

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Expanded city boundary should be part of any ‘unitary county council’ discussions

Expanded city boundary should be part of any ‘unitary county council’ discussions

Nottingham City Council will press for an expansion of its borders to include the wider conurbation around the city if the County Council goes ahead with plans to reorganise local council boundaries. Nottinghamshire County Council is set to debate proposals this Thursday to create a ‘super council’ which would swallow up the seven district/borough councils […]

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