Published: 18th Oct 2019

Cornwall Council has called on the government for its ‘fair share’ of funding after levels of deprivation and inequality across the region were highlighted in a new report. Camborne Pengegon, Penzance Treneere, and Redruth North in Cornwall have the highest levels of overall deprivation, according to the government report, published last month The previous report, published in 2015 showed that Cornwall had an Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) ranking of 68 out of 326. This year, Cornwall’s IMD ranking is currently 83 out of 317, with 17 Cornish neighbourhoods in the top 10% of most deprived areas in England. The region has been heavily impacted by cuts, and between 2010 and 2020, Cornwall Council will have lost almost 60p out of every £1 provided by the government for services. Adam Paynter, deputy leader of Cornwall Council said: ‘As we have highlighted in the past, this deep reduction in government funding, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)