Thursday, 19 December 2013

A (slightly) more positive thought about rural funding

I've been thinking a bit more about the extra money that the government has announced for rural councils. It is only about £9.5 million nationwide and Cornwall will receive £462,000 of that.

I said yesterday that I agreed with Andrew George MP that this is chicken feed in comparison with the disparity between funding for rural and urban councils. And I still think that.

But, on a positive note, this may be a recognition by the government that there is a lack of fairness and that they are committed to redressing the balance. If so then I hope that next year comes the cash to take a real step in the direction of fairness.

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