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Councils in the Anglia region face £153m funding cuts

Councils across the Anglia region face cuts of £153 million. Credit: ITV News

Councils across the Anglia region face cuts of £153 million next year which means more local services face being axed or cut back.

The Government has announced its financial settlement for local government including fire authorities.

Overall English councils face a reduction of £1.2 billion in their spending power in 2016/17 compared with the current financial year. That's down 2.8%.

Across the Anglia region the overall figure is down 2.5% but some councils like Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, and Waveney in Suffolk are facing cuts of more than 4%.

A few councils will see a rise in spending power.

Some areas of council funding, like education, are protected from some cuts. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Local councils provided services like schools, social services, planning, social housing and libraries.

They also provide build and maintain most of the roads in their area including gritting and snow clearance.

Some areas of council spending like school are funded by direct grant from central government and are partly protected from cuts.

The government figures use a calculation which takes into account all the income that local councils receive including council tax.

In 2010, 80% of council income came from government grants but that is being phased out by 2020 to be replaced by council tax, business rates and other local revenues.

The spending power figures the government have released assumes council tax will go up by inflation plus the 2% allowed for adult social care. It also includes cash from the Improved Better Care Fund, a New Homes Bonus and a Rural Services Delivery Grant.

A 2% levy on the council tax will be allowed to fund adult social care. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Core spending power of councils in the Anglia region in 2016/17

BEDFORDSHIRE

  • Bedford - £133.1 million - down £2.7 million (-2.0%)
  • Bedfordshire Fire Authority - £28.1 million - down £400,000 (-1.3%)
  • Central Bedfordshire - £189.6 million - down £3.5 million (-1.8%)
  • Luton - £138.6 million - down £5.1 million (-3.6%)

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

  • Aylesbury Vale - £24.1 million - up £1.4 million (+6.0%)
  • Buckinghamshire County - £314.1 million - down £6.3 million (-2.0%)
  • Buckinghamshire Fire Authority - £26.5 million - down £300,000 (-1.0%)
  • Milton Keynes - £177.8 million - down £4.3 million (-2.3%)

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

  • Cambridge City - £19.6 million - up £600,000 (+3.4%)
  • Cambridgeshire County - £355.7 million - down £9.3 million (-2.5%)
  • Cambridgeshire Fire Authority - £28.3 million - down £400,000 (-1.4%)
  • East Cambridgeshire - £9.7 million - down £100,000 (-1.3%)
  • Fenland - £14.0 million - down £300,000 (-1.9%)
  • Huntingdonshire - ££19.5 million - down £100,000 (-0.6%)
  • Peterborough City - £135.7 million - down £3.9 million (-2.8%)
  • South Cambridgeshire - £16.6 million - up £600,000 (+4.0%)
The government figures assume there will be rises in council tax. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive

ESSEX

  • Basildon - £26.7 million - down £200,000 (-0.9%)
  • Braintree - £15.7 million - down £100,000 (-0.8%)
  • Brentwood - £9.2 million - down £300,000 (-3.5%)
  • Castle Point - £11.3 million - down £200,000 (-1.7%)
  • Chelmsford - £17.9 million - down £200,000 (-0.9%)
  • Colchester - £22.6 million - up £300,000 (+1.5%)
  • Epping Forest - £15.1 million - down £200,000 (-1.4%)
  • Essex County - £855.6 million - down £25.3 million (-2.9%)
  • Essex Fire Authority - £70.4 million - down £1.1 million (-1.5%)
  • Harlow - £11.9 million - down £400,000 (-3.3%)
  • Maldon - £7.0 million - down £200,000 (-3.3%)
  • Rochford - £10.1 million - down £100,000 (-1.0%)
  • Southend-on-Sea - £122.5 million - down £4.7 million (-3.7%)
  • Tendring - £16.1 million - down £500,000 (-3.1%)
  • Thurrock - £111.5 million - down £3.6 million (-3.1%)
  • Uttlesford - £11.4 million - up £500,000 (+4.1%)

HERTFORDSHIRE

  • Dacorum - £17.3 million - up £100,000 (+0.3%)
  • East Hertfordshire - £16.3 million - up £45,000 (+0.3%)
  • Hertfordshire County - £704.7 million - down £ 20.6 million (-2.8%)
  • North Hertfordshire - £16.1 million - down £500,000 (-3.2%)
  • St Albans - £17.1 million - down £300,000 (-1.9%)
  • Stevenage - £10.0 million - down £300,000 (-2.6%)
  • Welwyn Hatfield - £14.1 million - down £200,000 (-1.2%)
Local councils are responsible for rubbish collections and providing refuse tips and recycling centres. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

LEICS, LINCS & RUTLAND

  • Harborough - £10.7 million - up £300,000 (+3.3%)
  • Lincolnshire County - £422.4 million - down £15.2 million (-3.5%)
  • Rutland - £29.8 million - down £200,000 (-0.8%)
  • South Holland - £10.8 million - down £200,000 (-1.9%)
  • South Kesteven - £15.7 million - up £100,000 (+0.4%)

NORFOLK

  • Breckland - £11.9 million - up £300,000 (+2.4%)
  • Broadland - £11.2 million - up £100,000 (+0.6%)
  • Great Yarmouth - £12.6 million - down £500,000 (-4.2%)
  • King's Lynn & West Norfolk - £17.3 million - down £400,000 (-2.0%)
  • Norfolk County - £584.3 million - down £20 million (-3.3%)
  • North Norfolk - £12.2 million - down £100,000 (-0.7%)
  • Norwich City - £19.4 million - down £600,000 (-3.2%)
  • South Norfolk - £16.0 million - up £400,000 (+2.4%)
Local councils are responsible for the winter gritting of thousands of miles of roads. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

  • Corby - £9.3 million - up £200,000 (+1.8%)
  • Daventry - £8.8 million - up £200,000 (+2.3%)
  • East Northamptonshire - £9.9 million - up £300,000 (+2.9%)
  • Kettering - £12.3 million - down £50,000 (-0.4%)
  • Northampton - £27.9 million - down £100,000 (-0.5%)
  • Northamptonshire County - £397.6 million - down £9.5 million (-2.3%)
  • South Northamptonshire - £10.9 million - up £100,000 (+0.8%)
  • Wellingborough - £8.2 million - up £200,000 (+2.1%)

SUFFOLK

  • Babergh - £9.6 million - down £200,000 (-1.5%)
  • Forest Heath - £7.9 million - down £100,000 (-1.0%)
  • Ipswich - £20.4 million - down £300,000 (-1.6%)
  • Mid Suffolk - £11.4 million - down £50,000 (-0.4%)
  • St Edmundsbury - £11.5 million - down £100,000 (-0.9%)
  • Suffolk County - £445.9 million - down £14.6 million (-3.2%)
  • Suffolk Coastal - £13.2 million - down £100,000 (-0.8%)
  • Waveney - £12.7 million - down £600,000 (-4.4%)

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