Game of Cuts - Winter Is Coming For Councils
Winter is coming for the Northern and Midland Cities! Lord Ned Starp’s pleas for fairer funding for the people of the Northern Cities are met with mockery by the King. At the same time the Southern Cities prosper... And, when you've seen the video, please read on:
THE REAL STORY BEHIND GAME OF CUTS
Since 2010 local government in England has lost more than 40% of its core funding. Urban authorities, largely in the North and Midlands, have lost the most money as a result of these cuts.
By March 2016…
* Manchester will have lost £197 million
* Liverpool will have lost £202 million
* Sheffield will have lost £159 million
* Newcastle upon Tyne will have lost £91 million
* Leicester will have lost £86 million
* Sandwell will have lost £89 million
Some of our poorest communities are facing the greatest cuts, putting more people in poverty. Local government funding must be fairer so councils can continue to provide vital services to those that need them.
Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (outside London) within the LGA (SIGOMA) is a grouping of 45 urban authorities in the Northern, Midland and South-Coast regions of England. SIGOMA’s membership compromises of 33 metropolitan districts and 12 major unitary councils with similar characteristics. We are the collective voice across these regions and embody the opportunities and potential of the communities who live there. The combined population of SIGOMA councils amounts to over a quarter of the population of England and its member account for over 25% of English local government expenditure.
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|All text not in italics is from SIGOMA's original youtube post