Former 'red wall' areas could lose millions in council funding review

£300m a year set be redirected from deprived areas to shire councils, analysis showsA reallocation of council funding could redirect hundreds of millions of pounds from so-called left-behind communities in the north of England to the leafy...

Former 'red wall' areas could lose millions in council funding review

£300m a year set be redirected from deprived areas to shire councils, analysis shows

A reallocation of council funding could redirect hundreds of millions of pounds from so-called left-behind communities in the north of England to the leafy southern shires, analysis has found, leaving many newly Conservative g-voting “red wall” areas facing fresh cuts to local services.

Under a review of the local authority funding formula, £320m a year could be shifted out of councils in England’s most deprived areas while Tory-controlled shire councils mainly in the south-east gain £300m.

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