Bishops back ‘fair deal’ call in Sheffield

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A CAMPAIGN embraced by leaders of different parts of Sheffield society will be launched tomorrow (Friday) to urge the Government to give the city a ‘fair deal’ on the grants it receives.

Backed by politicians, faith leaders, including the Anglican and Catholic bishops, representatives of the voluntary and community sectors, trade unions and the new police commissioner, it aims to make the Government think again in the wake of public spending cuts that, it is claimed, are taking a heavy toll on the city, especially on poorer residents. A ‘people’s petition’ is being launched in communities and online.

‘Fair Deal for Sheffield’ seeks to highlight the “unfair distribution” of the Government’s cuts on urban areas such as Sheffield, compared to wealthier areas which campaigners say are receiving much lower reductions in funding.

 

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