City Conservative leader Councillor Wendy Thompson said, "The amount of revenue grant received by the Council in this financial year is £497 million, which includes things like public health grant, and dedicated grants to schools, all of which Labour keeps claiming are suffering from cuts."
"The fact is that Wolverhampton receives a great deal of funding that does not make the headlines normally because it suits Labour for it to be kept quiet, or because it is ring-fenced for specific purposes. There is also little mention made of £36 million in capital grants this year alone, for projects meant to produce long-term community assets."
The £497 million includes £169 million in schools grant and £162 million marked as "General Government Grant". Housing Benefit grants also account for £119 million. The revenue grants are for day to day running costs across a wide range of council services.