Taxpayers across Warwickshire will be asked to pay more to fund services including education and health provision in the forthcoming financial year under budget proposals put forward by Conservative councillors. Warwickshire County Council’s ruling Conservative group has included a rise of council tax by three per cent and the adult social care precept by two per cent for the financial year from April 2019 to March 2020. They have said that this is due to a need to “reinvest in services that are facing particularly difficult savings and increased demand”.But councillors from other parties have expressed grave concerns about the budget which includes almost £15 million of cuts for 2019/20 due to central government still reducing the amount of money it gives to councils.The Tories, led by council leader Cllr Izzi Seccombe (Stour and the Vale) have said: “At a time of financial challenges for local government generally, this budget represents the final year of … [Read more...] about Warwickshire budget: rise in council tax is expected
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County residents can expect their council tax to rise by nearly four per cent next year. The Tory group in charge at County Hall says the rise is needed because a surge in demand for social care and special educational needs and disabilities, combined with inflation, is driving up costs by £94 million. Budget plans for the next four years which were outlined today reveal that a 3.99 per cent increase would generate £12 million next year, which would be invested in "supporting vulnerable people". The four-year proposal reveals that Leicestershire County Council needs to make £74 million of savings between 2019 and 2023. Some £34 million of the savings are detailed in the report. They will see departments across the council being further cut back. There is also a plan to reduce special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) costs by £20 million by investing in creating more places locally, ensuring children have access to high quality specialist education … [Read more...] about Council tax in Leicestershire is going up: Here’s why
UK By Rachel Schraer BBC Reality Check 5 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46111605 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check Councils are in trouble - this much we know. They are cutting services, … [Read more...] about Are these councils defying the cuts?
News / World by Press Association 02/09/2018, 11:12 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter At least six people have been killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital. Captain Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near the gate of Howlwadag district headquarters in Mogadishu. The three soldiers who stopped the truck were killed instantly and the three others killed were civilians, said the Mogadishu mayor’s spokesman Salah Hassan Omar. Fourteen people, including six children, need intensive care, said the Aamin ambulance service. Among the wounded was deputy district commissioner Ibrah Hassan Matan. Many victims were students at a nearby Islamic school. Officials warned there could be more casualties as the … [Read more...] about Children among dead as Somalian capital hit by suicide car bombing
0 Post a comment Monday, 27 August 2018 - Local People WHITEHILL and Bordon residents have just a few days left to tell the NHS what they think of local healthcare services. Patients in the area are being asked for their views on outpatient clinics provided at the Chase Community Hospital.The NHS said that with “declining numbers of patients using their services”, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) “is exploring the possibility of relocating the services it provides”. Hampshire Hospitals is working with NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and funds the majority of health services for residents in the area, on finding a solution that works “best for patients”.A public survey has been launched and meetings have been held with local community groups so that residents can “have their say”.But some local people have already told the NHS what they think of these plans. One resident … [Read more...] about Deadline looms for views on health care