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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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Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Figures show how major cities like Nottingham and Leicester are getting a raw deal when it comes to the Government handing out money to repair potholes – just £1.86 per head for Nottingham compared to £13.82 per head in rural Rutland. Statistics from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund show how Nottingham will receive £605,000 to […]

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City Council approves £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council approves £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council has approved £27m of savings to balance its 2018/19 budget due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council has taken some tough decisions which will see services […]

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Fifty-two schools join Robin’s merry band

Fifty-two schools join Robin’s merry band

Fifty-two Nottingham primary schools have joined Robin Hood’s merry band by signing up for the Hoodwinked education programme, Robin’s Tales. The programme of novel literacy and art activities will bring the Robin Hood legend to life for thousands of children across the city, before the Hoodwinked sculpture trail hits the streets of Nottingham this summer. […]

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City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed extra proposals to balance its 2018/19 budget – totalling £27m of savings due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council managed to identify […]

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