“Give extra cash to councils,” UNISON tells Welsh government

Darron Dupre, UNISON Cymru/Wales Local Government lead
UNISON’s Darron Dupre

Responding to the announcement that the UK government will provide a £500million bailout for English councils Darron Dupre, head of local government for UNISON Cymru Wales said,

“This funding is a drop in the ocean for English councils and will be a drop in the ocean for Welsh councils who are facing a shortfall of £400m in their budgets in April.

“With a small percentage being given to Welsh government as part of the Barnett formula, UNISON calls on the Welsh government to immediately pass on these funds to councils in Wales.”

Media contact

Alastair Gittins, UNISON Cymru Wales, information development officer (policy) 07816 538397 a.gittins@unison.co.uk