18/12/2014

Govt To Announce Local Council Funding For 2015-16

The government is due to announce later today council funding grants for 2015-16.

Councils have previously been warned that they will be facing average cuts of 1.8%, with the Local Government Association warning that services would "buckle under the strain".

However, ministers have claimed that public satisfaction with council services has increased since 2010.

The provisional funding grants will be presented to MPS by Local Government Minister Kris Hopkins, and will then seek the approval of Parliament.

(MH/JP)

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