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Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Nottingham City Council has agreed £12.5m of budget savings to balance its 2020/21 budget as unmet Covid costs, along with another year of Government cuts, take their toll. The Council has had to make cumulative budget savings totalling £271.4m over the last ten years and since the start of the pandemic the financial strain Covid-19 […]

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City Council agrees an action plan to improve governance following auditor’s report

City Council agrees an action plan to improve governance following auditor’s report

City councillors have agreed a comprehensive series of actions to improve governance arrangements at the council as well as for Robin Hood Energy and other council companies. The Action Plan addresses recommendations made by the council’s external auditor in a Report in the Public Interest into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy Ltd, the […]

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City Council sets out way forward from auditor’s report

City Council sets out way forward from auditor’s report

An extraordinary full council meeting of Nottingham City Council will take place next week to discuss the Report in the Public Interest into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy Ltd issued by the council’s External Auditor and the council’s action plan to respond to its recommendations. Due to Covid restrictions, the meeting on Thursday […]

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Council accepts findings and recommendations of Robin Hood Energy governance report

Council accepts findings and recommendations of Robin Hood Energy governance report

Nottingham City Council has accepted the findings of a new report on its governance of Robin Hood Energy, the not-for-profit company set up by the authority to tackle fuel poverty in the city. The Report in the Public Interest is published by the External Auditor. It outlines a number of recommendations for action by the […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

More than 20,000 financially-vulnerable households in Nottingham are set to receive council tax discounts of up to £150 to help them through the Covid19 crisis. Letters are being sent out by Nottingham City Council to all working-age households currently in receipt of Council Tax Support, informing them of the discount and how it will be […]

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Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Nottingham City Council has welcomed the news that an additional £9m has been provided by Government to support Covid 19 expenditure – but it reiterated that it won’t be anywhere near enough to deal with the overall impact the pandemic is having on the council’s finances. The latest emergency funding allocation follows an initial award […]

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Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government funding to help the City Council through the coronavirus crisis is over five times less than needed based on current estimates, which are likely to increase as pressures mount. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on Saturday there would be a further £1.6bn funding for councils nationwide to deal with the crisis, in addition to […]

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City Councillors call for an end to funding unfairness as they agree £15.6m savings after more Government cuts

City Councillors call for an end to funding unfairness as they agree £15.6m savings after more Government cuts

Nottingham City councillors have approved a range of service changes and a Council Tax increase, which includes the Government’s adult social care precept to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The budget was agreed at a meeting of the Council on Monday 9th March following public consultation on the proposals. The budget is being set against the backdrop of the City Council having its […]

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