Category Archives: Finance

119 Council Leaders Call for Proper Funding. But not Somerset’s John Osman.

The leaders of 119 English Councils have written a letter calling for an end to the savage cuts to council budgets imposed by central Government. The leaders, who cross the political spectrum with 65 Labour leaders, 40 Conservative and 10 … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Re-organise Somerset’s Councils.

There is no end in sight to the continued reduction of central government grant to local authorities. It is expected that by 2018, this funding, which once provided up to 75% of council income may disappear altogether. While there are … Continue reading

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Even Somerset’s MPs won’t Support Fair Funding for our Councils

The Rural Fair Share Campaign is a grouping of largely Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs campaigning for fair Council funding in rural areas. They have been very vocal in recent months and I have been urging Somerset County Council to … Continue reading

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Latest Round of Somerset County Council Spending Cuts Begins

The annual ritual of SCC cuts has now begun, as readers of today’s Somerset County Gazette will have seen. Among the cuts are an 88% cut in Council funding to the teams that manage the county’s Areas of Outstanding Natural … Continue reading

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