Two-year council budget planned as Government cuts pass £200m

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COUNCIL bosses will set a two-year budget for the first time to deal with a further £30 million of Government cuts.

The savings will mean the funding gap has grown to more than £200 million since 2010.

The Government has announced that the way councils are funded will change in 2020 — but has not yet given details.

Council leader Cllr Chris Read said: “Each year, the Government grant funding we have to spend on services gets less and less, while the demand for services to the most vulnerable families and residents continues to rise.

Read on… https://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,twoyear-council-budget-planned-as-government-cuts-pass-200m_28992.htm

Council to consult on budget proposals as pressures continue to grow

Rotherham Council intends to set a two-year budget for the first time in order to help deal with a further £30 million of required savings.

The plans are intended to take the Council through to new national funding arrangements by setting a budget up until the 2020/21 financial year. The Government has announced the way councils are funded will change in 2020, but has not yet detailed what these changes will be.

Rotherham Council has had to make savings of £177 million since 2010, meaning there are now 1,800 fewer jobs in the organisation. The next two years will see the funding gap grow to more than £200 million over the decade.

Read on… https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/1619/council_to_consult_on_budget_proposals_as_pressures_continue_to_grow

Council budget consultation pages… https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/budget

Information… Get further details on the proposals

Posted by rikshelpers@rikv.net

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7 thoughts on “Two-year council budget planned as Government cuts pass £200m

  1. Any of the hundred-grand employees been sacked yet?

    Anyone who has ever had dealings with the council that requires them to do their jobs, will have heard their mantra “we haven’t got any money” – well if there’s no money to spend on services, what are hundred-granders actually doing?

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  2. RMBC should take a long hard look at those on £60k and above and ask are they worth the money?

    What do they actually do, do they make any difference to the lives of people in the town and would their role be missed by local residents?

    As for the £100k and above dead wood, it is obscene that anyone in RMBC has such a salary, Read will not move against this cohort, instead he attacks low paid social care workers looking after vulnerable adults.

    A Labour administration in action.

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    • This rabble at rmbc are as far removed from Labour and certainly not socialists. They are whats left of new labour embracing tory austerity. They have no bottle to stand up and fight.

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  3. This rabble at rmbc are as far removed from Labour and certainly not socialists. They are whats left of new labour embracing tory austerity. They have no bottle to stand up and fight.

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