Sunderland City Council to lose £12million from Government

Sunderland City Council is to lose more than £12million in spending power for next year, it has been announced.

The Department for Communities and Local Government said in a statement that the authority’s funding grants settlement for 2015/16 will fall by 4.2 per cent, from £289.179million to £276.936million.

Councils across the country are facing an average cut of 1.8 per cent.

It means that spending per Sunderland household will be down from £2,297 to just £2,200.

Source – Sunderland Echo,  18 Dec 2014

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