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Council to press for fairer funding as further grant cuts hit budgets

Plymouth City Council is to continue pressing the Government for a better deal for the city as it grapples with the impact of more than a decade of Government austerity and rising demand for social care. A report to the Cabinet says the latest local government funding settlement from the Government had confirmed the Council […]


We’ll keep on caring pledges Council’s finance lead

The man in charge of the city’s finances vowed to continue caring for Plymouth’s children and elderly and to campaign for a better deal – despite the Government’s support grant shrinking to just £9 million. The revenue support grant has been cut from £76.6 million in 2013/14 to only £9.5 million in 2019/20, leaving local […]


Plymouth residents urged to give feedback on budget plans this week

Plymouth residents have until Sunday (15 October) to give their views on the City Council’s plans to set a budget to deliver hundreds of local services next year. The City Council needs to set a budget for 2018/19 that enables it to deliver hundreds of local services with less money. Funding for councils is reducing […]


Scrutiny asked for ideas for addressing Council’s funding challenge

The severe financial challenges facing Plymouth City Council as its funding reduces have been set out in a draft medium term financial strategy to be considered by the Council’s scrutiny on Wednesday. The strategy sets out the funding needed to provide Council services and deliver priorities for the city over the next three years. The […]


£1,500 lost from every man, woman and child in Plymouth

Plymouth has lost the equivalent of £1,500 for every man, woman and child in the city as a result of wave after wave of cuts to Plymouth’s revenue support grant since 2010, the city’s finance chief has revealed. Cabinet Member for Finance Councillor Mark Lowry said a total of £109 million has been wiped off […]


Council budget prioritises jobs, homes and clean and safe streets

Vital local services are being protected as the Government cuts more than £18 million of funding for Plymouth residents next year. The Cabinet has agreed to recommend a draft budget for 2015/16 that invests £192.5m in delivering more than 350 day to day local services and protecting and expanding work to provide jobs, create affordable […]


Council budget plans address Government funding cuts

Vital day-to-day local services are being protected as the Government cuts another £27 million of funding for Plymouth residents. The City Council is set to agree a draft budget for 2015/16 which includes £14 million less to spend on services next year due to Government funding cuts. The Government has already cut the Council’s funding […]