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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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City Council’s £20m of commercial activity to help offset Government cuts

City Council’s £20m of commercial activity to help offset Government cuts

Nottingham City Council is leading the way when it comes to generating income to help offset Government funding cuts – generating £20m a year from commercial activities. The council has seen its main Government funding fall from £126m in 2013/14 to just £35m in 2018/19 – reducing to nothing in two years’ time. Aside from […]

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No Transition Grant but “system still fixed to benefit County Councils” says Deputy Leader

No Transition Grant but “system still fixed to benefit County Councils” says Deputy Leader

Nottingham City Council deputy leader, Councillor Graham Chapman has welcomed news that the government has drawn back from extending the Transition Grant funding scheme for councils despite lobbying on behalf of County Councils. However, despite this, according to Councillor Chapman, the government has still managed to “fix the system” by ensuring the extra money (£231million) […]

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Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

The Government would be rewarding incompetence by bringing back the widely-criticised and unfair Transition Grant scheme to “bail out” failing County Councils, says Nottingham’s deputy leader. Two years ago, the Transition Grant scheme was used to hand out an extra £300million in funding – particularly to more affluent councils in the south of the country […]

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Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor Graham Chapman, is urging the Government to listen to their own Conservative MPs on social care as Prime Minister Theresa May and local government secretary Sajid Javid face a rebellion over funding for local councils. But Councillor Chapman has also warned the Government that any attempt to […]

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Government’s austerity and social care crisis create ‘tipping point’ for City Council budget

Government’s austerity and social care crisis create ‘tipping point’ for City Council budget

Rising costs of adult social care and slashed Government funding have created a tipping point for Nottingham City Council as it aims to save another £27m for next year’s budget. In the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – which has seen Nottingham’s grant funding cut by HALF in the […]

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Over 700 properties in Nottingham owned by tax avoiding companies – Deputy Leader

Over 700 properties in Nottingham owned by tax avoiding companies – Deputy Leader

The Chancellor should be chasing millions in uncollected tax from owners of properties registered in tax havens before he embarks on any more austerity measures in this week’s Budget, says a leading city councillor. City Council Deputy Leader Councillor Graham Chapman says that in Nottingham alone there are well over 700 properties owned by firms […]

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Revealed: “unfair and divisive” Transition Funding scheme for councils set to return

Revealed: “unfair and divisive” Transition Funding scheme for councils set to return

The Government is set to bring back a controversial £300m funding scheme which, despite two years of repeated requests, it still refuses to reveal the distribution criteria for. The Transitional Grant went mainly to well-off county councils in the south and to better off outer London boroughs at the expense of more deprived areas which […]

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