Labour Council Launches ‘Fair Deal for Dudley’ Campaign

Dudley South Labour

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Councillors have called on the Government to give Dudley a fair deal on funding

The controlling Labour Group on Dudley Council has launched a campaign calling on the Government for a Fair Deal.

The motion put forward by Councillor Asif Ahmed comes as a result of ongoing cuts to the funding the council receives from the Government which has seen a £76 million cut in grant since 2010, rising to £92 million by 2019/20.

This has meant that the money the council has to spend on local services such as roads, social care, youth clubs, libraries and other services has almost been halved with further cuts to come.

Latest figures show that Dudley is being unfairly treated and forced to make much bigger cuts than many other areas. Since 2010 the spending power of Dudley Council has been reduced by 20%, compared to just 1% in Surrey, 2% in Buckinghamshire…

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Author: Stourbridge Labour

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