Financial settlement for Wokingham and West Berkshire

Yesterday I met the Secretary of State for Communities and local government. I put to him the need for a better financial settlement.

I reminded him that West Berkshire and Wokingham won a judicial review over the issue of care costs, and is still awaiting the extra money they are due for this purpose.

The two Councils also need more flexibility over total care costs than the proposed formula and system allows.

I also raised the issue of the scale and speed of the reduction in grant, seeking a dampener in the formula.

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