In York, we have been disproportionally affected by the Conservative Government’s cuts to public services. This means that local services have been continuously under-funded, particularly when compared to other areas in the UK. Sign the petition here.
Many service areas in York remain at the very bottom of funding tables when compared across the UK. For example, schools in York remain the worst funded in the country for per-pupil funding; York’s CCG continues to operate with a £28.1million deficit and investment in the Yorkshire & Humber’s transport infrastructure significantly lacks behind London, the South East and even the North West.
To highlight this important issue, Liberal Democrat councillors are kick-starting a ‘Fair deal for York’ campaign, calling on the Government to reverse the underfunding of public services in the city.
As part of a ‘Fair deal for York’, the Liberal Democrats are also calling for the following:
- Ensure schools in the City can receive an income boost. York’s current area cost adjustment multiplier is set at 0%, meaning that schools in York receive no uplift.
- Additional funding to create GP-led, multi-disciplinary health and care hubs, including mobile services, to keep people out of hospital.
- A one-off investment to renew and upgrade cycle routes in the City. According to figures proposed by Leicestershire County Council, who have developed an alternative fair funding model, York could receive an additional £13 million per year, or an extra £61 per resident, if funding were to be redistributed based on need.
If you agree that the Government should stop short-changing York, please add your signature to our petition here.