The recent comments made by Rishi Sunak regarding Nottingham City Council are very disappointing, but not unsurprising. He once again is seeking to abdicate responsibility for the actions and failures of this Conservative government.
Local government finances are beyond repair. Every week, councils are announcing budget deficits that they have no chance of balancing. Major councils such as Birmingham are declaring Section 114’s meaning that they cannot meet their legal obligation of a balanced budget. This is not an issue for just one party. Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat or Independent, all councils are struggling. City councils or County and Borough councils, the issue of local government finance is affecting the whole country.
Nottingham City Council has passed a balanced budget. This is a legal requirement but it is made more difficult each year after more than a… Read More »Nottingham Labour passes balanced budget
Nottingham City Council’s executive board will next week consider a paper with proposals to set a balanced budget over the four years of the Medium Term Financial Plan.
On Friday the new Chancellor of the Exchequer announced what he described as a mini-budget to help deal with the cost of living crisis. The only thing mini about it was the amount of support it provides to the average family and individual in Britain. This completely un-costed budget, will give out the largest tax cuts since 1972, most of which are aimed at the wealthiest in society. That budget in 1972 lead to a short-lived boom, and a much longer bust, with the infamous three-day week and the failure of key services.
The Conservatives have taken £200 million from Nottingham since 2010. Instead of that money being spent here in Nottingham to create jobs, upgrade our infrastructure… Read More »Conservatives Gave £1 billion To the DUP Instead of Nottingham.