Andrew commends Government for increasing Rural Service Delivery Grant

This afternoon, Andrew thanked local government Minister Greg Clark for recognising the pressures on rural councils in his statement.

Andrew said:

'It looks like the review of cost drivers announced and increase in Rural Services Delivery Grant will help redress the disadvantage Wiltshire residents have suffered compared with more urban areas.

'I also welcome the dedicated social care precept announced of 2% given our demographics locally which, with the Better Care Fund, will help both health and social care.'