Laura Sharman 27 January 2020

Poorer areas to lose 'hundreds of millions' under proposed changes

Poorer areas to lose hundreds of millions under proposed changes image

Former ‘red wall’ areas are to lose millions of pounds under the fair funding review, analysis by LGA Labour Group has found.

The figures show that over 70% of new Tory MPs will represent communities hit hardest by the changes to the way council funding is allocated.

The analysis shows that metropolitan councils will lose almost £300m in adult social care funding under the proposals, with £250m being diverted to Tory shire county councils.

‘The Fair Funding Review has been exposed as just another Conservative plan to take hundreds of millions from deprived communities and funnel it towards leafy Tory shires,’ said Andrew Gwynne, Labour shadow communities and local government secretary.

’In the new parliament 37 Tory MPs represent communities at the sharp end of these cuts. They know these changes are wrong – so it’s time for them to decide, what comes first, their communities or their careers?’

Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of the LGA Labour Group, added: 'Labour councils have been warning about these Conservative plans for a funding stitch up for over a year, and these new figures confirm our worst fears.

'We are issuing a direct challenge to these new Tory MPs to put their communities before their careers and join Labour in opposing these outrageous cuts.'

Leaving nothing to chance image

Leaving nothing to chance

The ‘levelling-up’ Budget is era-defining and ambitious in scope – but we will have to wait until the summer Spending Review to understand the blueprint, says Localis’s Jonathan Werran.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Social Worker - Child At Risk Through Exploitation Team (CATE)

Telford & Wrekin Council
£37,849 to £40,782
If you have excellent engagement, communication and assessment skills and a commitment to tackling child exploitation this maybe the role for you. Telford, Shropshire
Recuriter: Telford & Wrekin Council

CATE Practitioner

Telford & Wrekin Council
£26,999 - £28,785 pro rata
If you have excellent engagement, communication and assessment skills and a commitment to tackling child exploitation this maybe the role for you.  Telford, Shropshire
Recuriter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Student Placement - Planning Assistant

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,554 - £21,166
If you would like more information on this placement please contact one of the following officers... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Senior Legal Officer - Safeguarding Children and Adults

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£33,799 to £41,67
You will also be expected to provide advice and representation in relation to safeguarding adults and be prepared to develop your skills in this area. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Premises Manager

London Borough of Bexley
£28,215 - £30,711
Looking for a hardworking, reliable individual who is committed to the success of the school in providing a safe, secure and... Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue