Shropshire

Update on Shropshire Future Fit

**Originally published in the Shropshire Star 15/06/2017**

Local Government Funding Settlement for Shropshire

16 03 2016

The Government’s provisional settlement, set out in December, would have reduced the overall amount of central government funding for rural councils by over 31% over the four-year period, whereas urban councils would only have received a 22% average cut. After discussing this cut with the Council I was convinced it was wholly unfair and so had no choice but to inform the Government that I would be unable to support the Finance Bill unless major changes were made to Shropshire’s allocations.

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