REDDITCH'S MP has welcomed the local government finance settlement which will result in a £10.4million funding boost for Worcestershire County Council.

Rachel Maclean said she was sure the news would also be welcomed by Redditch residents.

The cash boost, approved by MPs on Wednesday as part of the funding settlement for English councils, will enable the local authority to continue to invest in roads, schools and social care.

In 2018/19, Worcestershire County Council will now have Core Spending Power of £345.1 million, an increase of £10.4 million.

Extra funding to help local authorities meet the needs of vulnerable people and support services in rural areas was also announced.

For Worcestershire, this additional funding amounts to £1.5 million.

The MP said that by 2019/20, every household in Redditch will see the amount spent on them by the county council climb by £74 to £1,356.

Mrs Maclean said: “As council tax payers, we all deserve high-quality and first-class services and I’m confident the additional funding announced will help enable this to continue.

“I’m glad the Government has listened to the concerns I and my fellow Worcestershire MPs have raised, particularly surrounding adult social care. Ministers have listened and I welcome the £150million which will be made available to councils.”