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Rules should be changed to help the hard-pressed, facing a visit from the bailiffs – and caught in a spiral of worsening debt.
As county areas are so diverse, with differing areas having particular needs, strengths, and weaknesses, a one-size-fits-all approach will not work
Conservatives have identified savings that would allow the service to be restored.
We have a scheme to help our tenants with deposits, to boost home ownership.
Plus: councils will not go bust – and restrictions are to be eased on eating al fresco.
Homeworking can make council staff more productive. It also means we can manage with less office space.
In Derbyshire, we have learnt to have a confident approach, not one wrapped in overly cautious, bureaucratic, risk-averse practice.
Local authorities have responsibility for important and complex public services. Yet they have a limited tax base.
The funding pressures are genuine. But expecting to be “fully” compensated by central Government is unrealistic.
The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
More staff are being recruited in the town hall. We would give priority to free parking to boost our high streets.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
It would require some tough decisions to pay for it – decisions I am ready to take: cutting budgets on marketing, staff, and union reps.
Judy Terry: Suffolk residents are facing a Council Tax increase, yet the wasteful spending continues
Ipswich Borough Council’s decision to “improve” the Cornhill, a popular public space fronting the former Town Hall, is proving disastrous.