Paying for local services

I am making further representations to Ministers about the need for Wokingham and West Berkshire to have a realistic grant settlement in future years, following my intervention in the Commons. If anyone has additional arguments or evidence which helps the case, please send it to me.

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  1. alan jutson
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Given the fact that we have had thousands of new houses built in the area, with thousands more to follow, I would have thought that enough reason to claim an increased grant to try and fund:
    Schools, doctors surgeries, hospitals, dentists, new roads, Town expansion, fire, police etc etc.

    Fully aware you are making representations John, and have just gained increased funding for some Schools, but its peanuts in the whole scheme of things.

    May help local residents more if it was clear where the responsibility lies for the provision and funding for all services within the complete infrastructure arena, and what the financial relationship and accountability there really is between Central government and Local Authorities with regards to grants, and local and national taxation.

    It all seems very blurred and political.

    • alan jutson
      Posted March 7, 2018 at 11:06 am | Permalink

      Prime example of confusion is in Social care where grants and costs are unbalanced, but are a legal requirement.

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