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Lobbying Government for Local Authority Funding

We the undersigned petition the council to Call on the Government to address this issue as soon as possible and deliver the promised funds, in turn keeping vital frontline services for those who need them most.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has had a tragic impact on the lives of so many. From a Local Authority perspective, there is now a huge funding gap. Cheshire East Cabinet report paper (9th June 2020, Page 39, item 6, 8.2)states that the Council has lost out on money from council tax; business rates, parking income and leisure/culture fees, leaving the budget short of £60m.

In April, the Government announced that Local Authorities would receive two tranches of funds to fill this void but so far only £19.69m of the promised amount has been received by Cheshire East Council.

This ePetition runs from 22/06/2020 to 03/08/2020.

22 people have signed this ePetition.