The council said:
'The Welsh Office described the announcement as massively good news stating that the grants to local authorities would increase significantly. But if you examine the figures in detail it becomes clear that the level of grant varies a great deal between one council and another and Gwynedd will receive the lowest increase of all - 2.9%.
'This confirms that the formula used by the Welsh Office to determine how much grant is paid to each individual council is totally unjust. It doesn't give sufficient consideration to the high costs of delivering services in rural areas and is an unfair formula which is costing some of Wales' poorer areas millions of pounds.
'From the very beginning this council's agenda has been governed by cut-backs. We has hoped that the situation would be different this year and indeed the initial announcements from the Welsh Office were relatively optimistic. But on closer examination it's clear that the increase in the grant for Gwynedd is lower than the increases to every other council in Wales.'