CLWYD SOUTH AM KEN SKATES has welcomed news that Denbighshire Council is set to receive over £141m of funding from the Welsh Labour Government for the next financial year.
The Minister for Local Government announced on Tuesday that Denbighshire is provisionally set to receive a 1.01% increase on last years local government settlement. Nationally, Welsh councils are to receive over £4 billion to spend during 2013-14 to provide services such as social care, local roads and schools.
The announcement fulfils a pledge made by Local Government Minister, Carl Sargeant, to deliver a cash funding increase to councils over the four-year spending review.
Clwyd South AM Ken Skates said:
“The Welsh Labour Government is determined to support Denbighshire Council to make sure residents get the best services possible. Whether it is road improvements, refuse collection or maintaining high standards in schools, it is crucial the council is given the necessary funds to deliver valuable services.
“This is a fair settlement and much better than the one got by local authorities in England. This is because Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant is determined to stand up for residents across Wales who are struggling in these tough economic times.
“It’s important now that our council’s work together in collaboration to deliver the most efficient services to the best of their ability. There are still tough economic times ahead and Denbighshire Council must be equipped to weather the financial storm.”