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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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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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