The Government grant system isn’t fair
After being forced to make swingeing cuts in 2014, local decision-makers face another period of cutbacks and one really does wonder just where they will turn to next.
Savings of £2.3m. already need to be found from the next financial year and this comes on the back of major cost-cutting during the current period.
Areas such as Burnley, where deprivation levels are among the highest in the country, need more Government support, not a reduction in central grants. Regardless of politics, the current grant system does not seem fair.