Five cabinet ministers’ constituencies ‘least hit by council budget cuts’

Five cabinet ministers’ constituencies ‘least hit by council budget cuts’

Theresa May, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt among ministers whose areas escape brunt of austerity measures, analysis finds

The three councils that have suffered the least from cuts in George Osborne’s controversial budget are represented by Tory cabinet ministers, a new analysis shows.

Wokingham, Surrey, and Windsor and Maidenhead have all seen the lowest cuts to their budgets despite being the three least deprived areas in the country. The areas cover the constituencies of five cabinet ministers: Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt, Chris Grayling, Philip Hammond and Michael Gove. The areas also received £33.5m in the transitional grant announced earlier in the year.

Read on… http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/apr/23/cabinet-ministers-councils-least-hit-budget-cuts?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

2 thoughts on “Five cabinet ministers’ constituencies ‘least hit by council budget cuts’

  1. It is definitely the same with RMBC Labour Group. Spend money in areas where they know they have the tribal vote but areas where the most money is paid in precepts and council tax, they get absolutely sod all!!

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