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Hyndburn Council worry over grants loss

Lancashire Telegraph: Hyndburn Council worry over grants loss Hyndburn Council worry over grants loss

HYNDBURN Council will lose almost 45 per cent of its government grants by next year, it has claimed.

In 2010/11, the council said it received £10.6 million, but is only expected to receive £4.4 million in 2015/16 — a reduction of 44 per cent.

Council leader Miles Parkinson said: “I and the other cabinet members have set our budget and our goal remains to protect frontline services but these reductions will have impacts again this year on certain services and employees, if we protect one service then another is impacted worse.”

The council was refused a full efficiency support grant by the government after it ‘did not go far enough’ in its cuts.

Coun Parkinson added: “We have done much this year to share services with other authorities and have looked closely at our expenditure and income streams and we have set a zero per cent rise on council tax for residents.”

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5:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

moxhie says...

Typical Tory Government attitude to a Labour Council .

We have seen it all before .

It is appalling and disgusting that a Government should behave in such a shameful way .
Typical Tory Government attitude to a Labour Council . We have seen it all before . It is appalling and disgusting that a Government should behave in such a shameful way . moxhie
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5:09pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Elegant1 says...

Moxhie you are quite right to state that this is a typical response by a Tory to any Labour council. Hyndburn is run very well in my opinion and this is the response they get.
It is about time that all Labour held seats got together to highlight these problems in parliament by rebelling at PMQs when Camoron is called to speak. We are allowing this unelected swill to walk all over us! The MP should start asking a few questions in relation to our situation!
Moxhie you are quite right to state that this is a typical response by a Tory to any Labour council. Hyndburn is run very well in my opinion and this is the response they get. It is about time that all Labour held seats got together to highlight these problems in parliament by rebelling at PMQs when Camoron is called to speak. We are allowing this unelected swill to walk all over us! The MP should start asking a few questions in relation to our situation! Elegant1
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12:00pm Sat 5 Apr 14

garnersfreshpint says...

From £10.6M down to £4.4M is more than a 58% drop, so somebody has a serious problem with their arithmetic.
It's not just spelling that the Telegraph struggles with then?
From £10.6M down to £4.4M is more than a 58% drop, so somebody has a serious problem with their arithmetic. It's not just spelling that the Telegraph struggles with then? garnersfreshpint
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