The Tory-led Government has unfairly CUT Birmingham’s funding this year by £149 per person.
The national average cut is just £45, so if all parts of the UK were having their budgets calculated fairly, Birmingham would be £79 million better off.
Next year will see a further reduction of £120 million, threatening more local services. Birmingham City Council has already had to lose 7,000 staff since the general election and more job cuts are on the way.
- support our hard-pressed children’s social services;
- make sure older people being cared for is a top priority;
- transform leisure services, including six new swimming and leisure facilities.
Steve Booton, the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for the local election, said: “I meet people every week out and about in Weoley who are really suffering under this Government.
“The bedroom tax has pushed some into debt and others are having to fight to keep their sickness benefits.
“We’re not ‘all in this together’. The vulnerable are being targeted, while bankers still get their bonuses. We need to get together to stand up against this and that’s what Labour is doing.”