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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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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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Increase in Trade Union subsidy under fire as Council budget cut

Increase in Trade Union subsidy under fire as Council budget cut

Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council have been criticised by calling for more taxpayer-funded trade union staff, in the same week that they unveil budget cutbacks. The Council advertised for more trade union shop stewards on their internal staff network, on the same day that they announced plans to slash jobs and vital services. The advert for […]

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Council’s £3,000,000 blunders threaten future investment in city

Council’s £3,000,000 blunders threaten future investment in city

Sheffield City Council has been slammed for its poor management of transport projects, as critics warned that persistent failure could threaten future investment. New research has revealed that in the last financial year Sheffield City Council failed to spend £2.9 million of allocated funding for transport investment, more than a third of agreed budgets. The […]

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