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Lockdown Having 'Enormous' Financial Impact In East Riding

Lockdown Having 'Enormous' Financial Impact In East Riding

Published by Karen Liu at 7:01am 17th May 2020.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has given an update on its finances during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Government has been handing out funds to local authorities to help them cope with some saying it is not enough.

Richard Burton, Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

"This time of year we obviously have the leisure centres going at full swing, our tourism offer and of course, income from culture and information is about £25 million a year.

And with us still in lockdown, that's an enormous cost on the council and of course, the loss of other services like car parks etc all amount to a substantial cost.

An estimation is that it's costing us £4 million a month at the moment.

We are very grateful for the Government to be coming in and supporting us in different ways with some funding to help us get over, not only the loss of income, but with the additional cost; because we're doing a lot of work around shielding of vulnerable residents and the community hubs that we're putting in place.

Finances are constantly being reviewed and constantly being looked at and it's undoubtedly a considerably big concern at the moment."

Listen to what Richard had to say here:

 

 

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Barra, on 17th May 2020 9:01am
Close all the car parks, or start charging for parking. You are saying that you are loosing money so why not charge people. Why are you not doing what other Yorkshire coast towns are doing, they are not encouraging people to come. You are doing totally the opposite, by encouraging people to come. You should also be opening up toilets, because visitors need them open. Personally I think they should all stay away for now, but that’s just my opinion.
Diddy dave, on 17th May 2020 9:15am
oh heck why dont you raise council tax again i am sure all the residents will be happy to help you out again

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