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Yarmouth faces funding cuts

PUBLISHED: 14:10 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 30 June 2010

The pain has begun for councils in Norfolk and Suffolk after the government announced they would be more than £15m worse off next year.

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The pain has begun for councils in Norfolk and Suffolk after the government announced they would be more than £15m worse off next year.

The government set out £1.2bn of cuts in local government funding yesterday and Norwich City Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council are among the hardest hit councils in the country.

Norfolk County Council will see the money it gets from Whitehall slashed by just over £10m, with a little over £4m of that coming from the money it receives to support schools and its leader said cuts to services were likely.

The county's revenue grant from central government wil be cut by just over £5.9m (0.8pc) this financial year and a £2m scheme to start low carbon buses running down the A11 from Attleborough to Norwich via Wymondham has been axed after the grant from the Department of Transport was axed.

Both Norwich and Great Yarmouth will see a reduction of 2pc in their revenue grant allocations - of £355,000 and £308,000 respectively. No council had their grant reduced by a higher percentage and just six others were hit as badly.

Breckland District Council will get a £64,000 cut (0.6pc), King's Lynn and West Norfolk's grant will be reduced by £48,000 (0.3pc), Waveney District Council loses £18,000 (0.1pc) and Suffolk County Council's revenue grant is slashed by £4.1m (0.6pc).

Broadland District Council, South Norfolk Council and North Norfolk District Council will not see a reduction in their revenue grants.

ar, is not being reduced.

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