Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council reacts to the Government's Autumn Statement
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP, gave his Autumn Statement earlier today. Councillor Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council shares his reaction below.
"The lack of investment for local government in today’s Autumn Statement is bitterly disappointing.
"We have seen no further investment for the services that matter most in our communities; protecting our most vulnerable adults and children, supporting economic growth or keeping our places clean and green. This is a huge missed opportunity.
"For our national economy to grow, we need our local areas to grow, and councils are also key to this.
"More and more of our residents need our services, but without adequate Government funding, the reality is that many will end up paying more council tax and getting less."