South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Central Bedfordshire Council will see its budget boosted by 5% per cent next year, as part of the Government’s commitment to level up local services across the country and give them the resources they need to support their communities as we recover from the pandemic.
Local authorities in England, including Central Bedfordshire Council, will receive a share of £51.2 billion local government funding next year – up £2.2 billion on this year. Funding for key public services will again be protected, with significant extra resources dedicated to areas where they are needed most. Central Bedfordshire Council will have an extra £10.74 million to spend next year.
Commenting, Andrew Selous MP said:
“Local authorities play a vital role in our communities, providing the crucial local services that people rely on every day.
I am delighted that Central Bedfordshire Council will have additional £10.74 million funding this year. These funds will help our local leaders make positive change in the area.
This builds on the significant funding boost the council received at the beginning of the year, underlying our determination to ensure all local authorities have the resources they need to drive forward our recovery in a way that works for our community as we build back better after the pandemic.”