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Chancellor exacerbates North-South divideCommunities and Local Government Select Committee member Jo Cox MP criticises the Chancellor’s move to scrap the local government grant in favour of devolving business rates, arguing that it will only reinforce existing inequalities between North and South. She also argues that the power to raise council tax by 2% for social care will not be enough to plug the funding gap. Yorkshire Post, Page: 11
Consultants to find £20m worth of cuts
London-based iMPOWER Consulting Ltd has been awarded a contract by Hull City Council to deliver up to £20m savings over five years. The consultants will be paid up to £170,000 to deliver a business case, with further “complementary consultancy” at a cost of up to £245,000.
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