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Government overlooks Nottingham for funding support

Government overlooks Nottingham for funding support

The Government has found extra funding to help out councils in rural areas and councils in the south – but Nottingham and other places hit harder by Government cuts have been overlooked. Councils heard on Monday about the final financial settlement they are getting from the Government for 2016/17 – with Nottingham City Council’s main […]

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Government shifts burden of funding council services to local taxpayers

Government shifts burden of funding council services to local taxpayers

Council Tax and Business Rates payers in Nottingham are set to shoulder an increasing burden of funding local services. This is because of more Government cuts and changes to how public services are funded, with the Chancellor announcing that councils are expected to increase Council Tax by a further 2% to pay for social care. […]

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City Council Deputy Leader reacts to Chancellor’s autumn statement

City Council Deputy Leader reacts to Chancellor’s autumn statement

The Chancellor’s autumn statement pulls even more funding from councils, undermining their ability to provide vital local services. That’s the reaction of the City Council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Graham Chapman to George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Councillor Chapman said that the review had serious implications for looking after the increasing numbers of elderly and disabled […]

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Council consults on move to reduce Council Tax non-payment

Council consults on move to reduce Council Tax non-payment

A proposal which would see non-payment of Council Tax reported to credit reference agencies for the first time is the subject of a public consultation being launched by Nottingham City Council next month. Council Tax is classed as a high priority debt and non-payment can result in serious legal consequences. However, although debts for many […]

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City Council consults on increasing adult social care charges

Nottingham City Council is encouraging people to take part in a consultation looking at the future of charging for adult social care services. The council is committed to maintaining quality services for elderly, disabled and vulnerable people. However, the number of people in need of social care services is going up, while the budget available […]

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