Revised budget proposals at Leeds City Council’s executive board

Finalised budget proposals will go to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week as the council continues to balance reductions in funding with ever-increasing demands on services. Since initial plans were published in December, the council has been told its funding from government under the provisional local government finance settlement has been reduced by…

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Council continues efficiencies to tackle budget gap

Ever-increasing demand for adult social care services has led Leeds City Council to again propose adding an extra 3% to council tax to help with the hugely burgeoning cost of care. The council is proposing a tightly-managed budget for 2018/19 aimed at maximising efficiencies while coping with reductions to funding in the face of…

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Council budget savings challenges will mean tough decisions

Leeds City Council is facing further severe reductions in its funding over the next three years so challenging that it will have no choice but to make tough decisions that will impact on services. After six years of major cuts, financial planners are having to work increasingly hard to identify areas where savings can…

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