Archive by category Budget

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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Winners and losers in unfair Government hand-out revealed by new maps

Winners and losers in unfair Government hand-out revealed by new maps

New ‘heat maps’ have graphically revealed the unequal and unfair distribution of a controversial £300million Government fund for councils in England. The Transition Funding Grant scheme was introduced by the Government last year to provide £300million of additional funding to soften the blow of budget cuts for councils over two years. The maps have been […]

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Surrey gains another £12m, Nottingham gets £0 from ‘flawed’ Government fund

Surrey gains another £12m, Nottingham gets £0 from ‘flawed’ Government fund

A special Government fund which has seen Surrey County Council benefit the most and Nottingham get nothing has disturbing flaws, a National Audit Office (NAO) investigation has revealed. The Government’s justifications for the way it allocated the Transition Funding Grant scheme – introduced last year to provide £300million of additional grant funding for councils over […]

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Have your say on £27m of City Council savings to meet Government cuts

Have your say on £27m of City Council savings to meet Government cuts

City residents have the chance to have their say on proposals to make £27m of savings following more Government cuts to the council’s budget. Feedback on the City Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals can be given through an online survey at http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/yourcityyourservices or downloading a copy of the survey  from the page and emailing it to […]

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Council makes £27m more savings as Government leaves bill to local taxpayers

Council makes £27m more savings as Government leaves bill to local taxpayers

Nottingham City Council is preparing to set next year’s budget against a backdrop of £130m of cuts to its Government grant since 2010 and a national shift towards local taxpayers footing the bill for services. Shifting the burden to local taxpayers includes the Government’s proposed additional 3% social care precept as a way to address […]

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Government favours southern councils in cash hand-out – and won’t give reasons

Government favours southern councils in cash hand-out – and won’t give reasons

Nottingham City Council’s deputy leader is calling on the Government to play fair when it allocates the second instalment of a £300m special fund to councils to soften the blow of budget cuts. Nottingham City Council, and other cities in the North and Midlands which serve some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country, […]

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