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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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City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed the further service changes that are needed to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The council included £13.4m of savings in its budget proposals in December – and has now identified the extra £2.2m needed to balance its 2020/21 budget. All proposals are subject to […]

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Nottingham City Council wins four new school catering contracts in Derby

Nottingham City Council wins four new school catering contracts in Derby

Nottingham City Council’s school catering service has beaten leading private sector operators to win a tender for four new school catering contracts in Derby, bucking the national trend for school meal provision.   The council served 2.1 million high quality, nutritious meals across 55 primary and secondary schools in Nottingham city last year but from […]

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How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

What would you do if the money coming into your household was cut by three-quarters? One option would be to find new ways of making money to keep paying your bills. That’s what Nottingham City Council is doing to great effect – bringing in around £20m each year from commercial activities. This cushions vital services […]

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Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Nottingham City Council is setting next year’s budget against the backdrop of having its Government funding slashed by three-quarters over the past decade. It means that to keep on meeting the growing demand to look after the elderly – now by far the biggest single cost to the council – Council Tax will have to […]

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