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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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Audit of key housing fund shows £3.8 million squandered on pet projects

Audit of key housing fund shows £3.8 million squandered on pet projects

Opposition campaigners have expressed fresh concerns that taxpayer funds have been wasted, after accusing Sheffield City Council of squandering almost £4 million of a key housing fund on political pet projects. The accusations have been made regarding the Council’s use of the Government’s New Homes Bonus, which is intended to encourage home-building across the country. […]

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Jugglers, photographers and letterheads – squandering of regeneration fund revealed

Jugglers, photographers and letterheads – squandering of regeneration fund revealed

A regeneration fund for Sheffield high streets has attracted controversy as files revealed that taxes had been blown on jugglers, photographers and letterheads. The files, released under a Freedom of Information request, had led to criticism of the Council’s Successful Centres programme, which was responsible for regenerating local high streets. The project originally focussed on […]

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Outrage as Council hits taxpayers with £1,000,000 consultants’ bill for four weeks work

Outrage as Council hits taxpayers with £1,000,000 consultants’ bill for four weeks work

Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council have come under attack for approving £1.05 million of taxpayers’ money to be spent on high paid consultants in just one month. The bill for March 2014 is the highest figure on record, more than the previous record of £891,000 for March 2013 and almost three times the £350,000 […]

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Liberal Democrats launch manifesto to cut waste, create jobs and save Sheffield libraries

Sheffield Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for the 2014 local elections with a campaign to save sixteen threatened libraries. Under plans agreed by Labour-run Sheffield City Council as many as sixteen community libraries could close across the city. The proposals have proved controversial for Labour leaders of the Council who have faced criticism for […]

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