News from Buckinghamshire County Council
PR 9317 | 06 February 2017 | For Immediate Release
Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet agrees last ever budget to include government support grant
County Council leaders have agreed the last budget to include the government’s main contribution towards day to day delivery of services, known as the Revenue Support Grant.
Government support, which only five years ago stood at £81.9m and amounted to 27.5% of the County Council’s spending, has fallen rapidly over the last few years as Whitehall has reduced funding as part of its strategy to balance the nation’s finances.
For the next financial year, which begins in April, the support grant will total £8m and in 2018/19 Bucks will become the first county council – alongside Dorset – not to receive it at all.