Key local issues we have raised in Council – Disabled Facilities Grants

At Christmas Council we highlighted the Conservative County Council’s attempt to top-slice 15% of the grants received from government before passing them on to districts such as Tamworth.

Under pressure, the local Tory leader, who was already in discussions with the county, agreed Tamworth would not sign up to the scheme. The DCLG (Department for Local Government) have now officially confirmed that the County have no right to hold on to any of the allocated money. Pressure from Labour has exposed and blocked yet another tawdry attempt by the Tories at Staffordshire County Council to make cuts at the expense of the vulnerable.

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