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Council fails to spend a single penny of £4,600,000 fund

Council fails to spend a single penny of £4,600,000 fund

Local Liberal Democrats have led the latest attacks on Labour-run Sheffield City Council, as new figures revealed that the local authority had failed to spend a single penny of a £4.6 million jobs fund. The Council’s Local Growth Fund, which was created from the Government’s New Homes Bonus, aims to “increase the delivery of homes […]

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Lib Dems table budget plan to save sixteen libraries

Lib Dems table budget plan to save sixteen libraries

Sheffield Liberal Democrats will today present alternative budget plans, which will see sixteen threatened libraries across the city saved. At today’s annual budget meeting spending plans will face a crucial vote of councillors, including controversial plans to reduce funding for libraries. Under Liberal Democrat proposals planned cuts to libraries, parks and city-centre events will be […]

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Plush fittings for swanky Council offices cost taxpayers a chair-arm and a table-leg

A massive taxpayer bill for new chairs and tables during a controversial council office refurbishment has been revealed just a day before Sheffield City Council is set to agree its annual budget. The bill, which was uncovered by a Freedom of Information request, has shown that almost £17,000 has been spent on 230 new chairs […]

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Library campaign outrage as Council uses £1.5 million to protect reserves

Library campaign outrage as Council uses £1.5 million to protect reserves

Sheffield City Council faced fresh criticism today as it transpired that £1.5 million of taxpayers’ money will be used to protect the Council’s reserves, while front-line services face the axe. In budget proposals set to be voted on by the Council next week, a £1.5 million contingency budget will be created to address risks in […]

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Cuts blamed on Council’s £38 million ‘self-inflcited’ balck hole

Cuts blamed on Council’s £38 million ‘self-inflcited’ balck hole

New figures have shown that just one third of council cuts in Sheffield are due to reductions in Government funding. The details outlined in the Council’s 2014/15 budget show that of the £58.4 million budget gap calculated by the Council, just 36% is due to less Government funding. The remaining £37.5 million has be attributed […]

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