Wolverhampton council leader warns of a tough 2013

Wolverhampton City Council leader, Councillor Roger Lawrence, has warned of a tough 2013 in his New Year message to residents.

2013 will pose significant challenges for Wolverhampton City Council. The on-going cuts to Government grant continue to place local authorities across the country under relentless financial pressure, worsened by the likelihood that changes to the way Government-funded benefits are administered will create a greater uptake of council services – but no new funding.

We have already delivered savings in excess of £80 million over the last five financial years and will continue to identify ways we can work more efficiently.

– Councillor Roger Lawrence, Wolverhampton City Council leader