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RURAL COUNCILS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT GRANT FORMULA SWITCH

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District councils today launch a campaign at London's Cafe Royal in a bid to prevent the government's grant formula...
District councils today launch a campaign at London's Cafe Royal in a bid to prevent the government's grant formula being changed in favour of inner city areas, report BBC local radio stations across England.

BBC Essex said that 36 local authorities in the Eastern Region would be affected by any change in the funding formula and there were real fears that services like swimming pools were at risk if the formula was changed to favour the cities.

BBC Cambridgeshire said four of the county's councils could lose about £2m: Fenland DC, £250,000; East Cambridgeshire, £600,000; South Cambridgeshire, £700,000; and Huntingdonshire, more than £800,000.

BBC Three Counties reported that in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire councils could lose in total about £1.5m, ranging from £37,000 in South Bedfordshire to well over £500,000 in Aylesbury Vale.

BBC Northampton said Daventry DC faced grant cuts of £400,000 and South Northamptonshire a loss of up to £500,000.
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