Additional Funding for Local Government

I very much welcome the Government’s confirmation that local authorities across the country, including Shropshire Council will receive a share of £49.2 billion local government funding this year – a 4.4 per cent real terms increase and the largest year-on-year real terms increase in a decade. Funding for key public services in will be protected, with significant extra resources dedicated to areas where they are needed most. Thanks to the investment, Shropshire Council will have an extra £17 million to spend this year, an increase of 7.1 per cent.