Northumberland council budget proposals

Cuts to Northumberland’s budget resulting in reductions of £32.5m for the next financial year have been approved by Northumberland County Council

Council leader on budget cuts

Councillor Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council, said:

“We know that in the next financial year alone we will need to save £32.5m.

“Some of the measures we’ve taken will not only ensure that savings are fair to residents across the county - but also deliver key improvements on things like affordable housing, economic growth, schools support, local services and free parking where local communities think it will boost the economy.

“However, in Northumberland we are under no illusion that we are going to face more significant efficiency savings in the coming years.”

– Cllr Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council

Council tax increase proposed in Northumberland

Cuts to Northumberland's budget resulting in reductions of £32.5m for the next financial year have been approved by the Policy Board of Northumberland County Council.

A report setting out the savings plan for 1014/1015 will now go to the full council meeting on February 18.

Members agreed not to accept the Council Tax Freeze Grant and proposed an increase of 1.98%.

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