Challenging the Government on council budget cuts

Following a recent report that Barnsley Council has faced 40% cuts from this Government since 2010 – the highest in the country – I raised this in Parliament.

Unfortunately it’s clear from the Minister’s reply that they just don’t get it – talk of fancy funding formulas and analytics just isn’t good enough, and doesn’t reflect the reality of devastating cuts to local services which so many people here in Barnsley rely on.

You can watch my comments here.