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The budget is dominated by the complete withdrawal of the Revenue Support grant by 2020. £20m needs to be saved over the next two years, these huge sums can no longer be found by efficiency savings.
This Labour Party Conference proved to be very exciting and energising. Nicki Waugh and I joined the 1500 delegates that filled the hall.
It was a privilege to be part of this conference; to listen to the shadow cabinet ministers – so impassioned about their areas of responsibility and so determined to bring about change.
It was energising and so full of optimism…
I fully understand the financial predicament of Local Councils following the central government’s complete withdrawal of the Revenue Support grant by 2020; for Bracknell Forest- a hole of £23.5m. I also appreciate all the work being done in the Transformation Teams to identify savings by considering different ways of delivering service.
This radical and sudden rethink of policy at the most senior level of the Conservative Party calls in to question policy as enacted by Conservatives at a local level.
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RT @PeterStefanovi2 Home Secretary Sajid Javid just proudly announced the “biggest increase in Police officer numbers in 10 years.” 1,200! Can someone in the Home Office let him know his Government has actually cut Police Officer numbers by more then 21,000 since 2010! pic.twitter.com/65Co…
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