Tag Archives: Fairer funding


Extra funding welcomed but lobbying to continue

Somerset County Council has cautiously welcomed extra Government funding announced this week. An additional £150m has been made available to local authorities across the country and Somerset will get £2m, with £1.5m earmarked to ease pressures on Adult Social Care budgets and the rest in recognition of the extra costs facing rural councils. This comes […]

What Somerset wants

Somerset County Council is today setting out a manifesto for what it wants Westminster to help deliver for the County. A fairer funding settlement and progress on major infrastructure projects are among the items on the ‘What Somerset Wants’ agenda that the County Council Leader, John Osman, has been is raising with Somerset MPs. The […]

Join the fight for fairer funding for Somerset

The fight for fairer funding for Somerset has been stepped up as Somerset County Council calls for support for an online petition launched today. The petition follows cross-party support for fairer funding for Somerset at a meeting of Full Council last month. During the meeting all Members supported a proposal to call on Government to reassess […]