Have Your Say on County Councils £79m Savings Proposals
Leicestershire County Council is asking the public to comment on its proposals to save £79 million over the next four years.
People have until Sunday (January 27th) to take part in the council’s budget consultation.
Due to continued reductions in Government grant and loss of funding to academies, the council is proposing to:
• Find £79 million of savings and extra income over four years
• Use a Government grant to freeze Council Tax next year
• Increase Council Tax by 1.5 per cent for each of the following three years
• Stage further consultation next year to look at the shape and future of the council
Byron Rhodes, the council’s deputy leader and resources spokesman, said: “We face a very challenging situation of reduced grants, increased demand for services and lots of uncertainties.
“Although we’ve taken prudent decisions to balance our budget over the last four years, faced with further pressures, we have to save more and consider small tax rises in the next few years.
People can comment on the proposals by visiting
until January 27th . The results will be considered by the cabinet on February 6th, before the full county council takes a final decision on the budget and Council Tax precept at 2.30pm on February 20th