Derby Labour Party is handing out leaflets which state “Since the Tories came to power £116m has been slashed from services in Derby. They have now demanded a further cut of £45m”. This is also on their website.
Examining the facts taken from Council published documents ( shown below)
When the Tories came to power in 2010, the Council received £237m in funding ( £80m of which was raised from Council Tax)
In the year just ended 2015/16 the Council received £228m in funding ( £75m of which was raised from Council Tax) – a reduction of £9m in 5 years!
In 3 years time, the period over which the £45m refers to, in 2018/19 the Council plans to receive £215m in funding (£88m from Council Tax)
A total reduction since 2010 of £22m! ( not £161m)
Does this make the “£161m cuts” statement – a lie? A good question to ask of your Labour Party Candidate when they knock on the door. This is a bold statement – they should have a robust and well-crafted answer.
If anyone wishes to provide a factually based informed response to this question which enlightens the position I will post, prominently, and immediately.
Extracts from the published Council documents ( taken from DCC website)