Christopher Whiteside MBE is County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside. He will hold this office until the county council is abolished on 1st April 2023.
He is also Chairman of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Funding for councils 2021-22
The Communities Secretary has announced details of council funding in England for 2021-22.
Next year councils in England will receive £51.2 billion – enabling them to deliver key services and support communities, while keeping council tax as low as possible.
Councils have played a critical role leading their communities during the pandemic, continuing to deliver the vital services we all rely on every day.
That’s why the government is increasing councils’ budgets by £2.2 billion next year, including £1 billion extra for social care. This will allow councils to deliver key services, support communities through the pandemic and keep council tax bills as low as possible.
The government is giving councils the resources they need to lead the recovery of their communities as we build back better after the pandemic.
Cumbria County Council's "Core Spending Power" is to increase by £19.96 million from £403.63 million in 2020-21 to £423.59 million in 2021-22, which is an increase of 4.9% - ahead of inflation.