Neil O'Brien pushes for fairer funding for Leicestershire

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston has pressed the Chancellor on fair funding for Local Authorities, which has historically disadvantaged Leicestershire.

Neil asked the Chancellor on the 16th January 2018 about a move to a more transparent system of funding, which better reflected the costs incurred in service provision.

Neil O'Brien said "the current system is opaque and for years has put Leicestershire at a financial disadvantage to other areas with similar populations and needs.

I have been working closely with the County Council on this important matter, which has included meetings with key decision makers in No. 10 Downing Street and the Treasury.

This is something I will continue to push for, to ensure that Leicestershire receives the funding it deserves."

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