Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, welcomes extra funding being made available for local authorities. In the Windsor constituency all local authorities affected will receive a bigger increase than the one expected in the draft statement in December:
- The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will receive a £800,000 increase on last year, £300,000 more than expected.
- Slough Borough Council will receive a £2.6m increase on last year, £400,000 more than expected.
- Bracknell Forest Council will receive a £400,000 increase on last year, £300,000 more than expected.
Overall, the Rural Services Grant will increase to the highest it has ever been and a further £150 million will be available to those councils providing Adult Social Care.
The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the figures:
“This is a welcome funding boost to our hard working councils. Councils perform so many essential public services, from collecting the bins to processing planning applications.
“Obviously we must ensure that every pound of taxpayer’s money is spent responsibly. That is why this Conservative Government has been quite right over the last 7 years to ask local authorities to gradually rationalise much of their spending whilst preserving critical services and cutting Council Tax.
“Most of all, we can only provide more money to local authorities if we continue to have a growing economy and show fiscal restraint. Letting Labour loose on the public finances would ultimately result in lower growth, lower tax revenues and less funds for central and local public services.”
Note to editors
- Adam Afriyie has been the MP for Windsor since 2005.
- To read more about Adam’s local priorities, including preventing a 3rd Runway at Heathrow, please click here.
- He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.
- He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).