Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield Council, said:
“We were told this was going to be an Autumn Statement for growth. But all the Chancellor has done is lift the lid on the full scale of the damage the Conservatives have done to our economy and household finances over the last 13 years.
“Since 2010 Sheffield City Council has been hammered, first by the Tory/Lib Dem coalition and now by the Tories.. We have been forced to deliver over £475m of savings to offset funding cuts by central government and increased pressures. In real terms, the funding that the Council has to deliver services has reduced by 29% or £856 per resident, compared to the national average of 20% and £581 per resident. Today’s Autumn Statement does little to change that. The party that crashed the economy has let us down yet again.
“The people of Sheffield deserve better”