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£374,000 windfall for North Yorkshire County Council
9:59am Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
CUTS in Government funding for North Yorkshire County Council have eased slightly with news that the authority is to get an extra £374,000.
The move follows a revolt by shire Tories across the country against “grossly unfair” reductions.
District councils in the county will also receive small top-ups, to “reflect the costs of those services which can be more expensive in highly rural areas”.
About 120 councils nationwide threatened to bring a judicial review against the proposed funding settlement, announced in December, under which rural councils were due to receive 3.81 per cent less from central government – compared with cuts of 2.05 per cent for urban councils.