Bristol budget decision

Bristol City Council is holding a full meeting to debate the first budget from Mayor George Ferguson. The outcome will determine council tax rates for the next financial year, as well as budget cuts.

Ferguson's budget approved

George Ferguson was elected as Bristol's first Mayor in November.
George Ferguson was elected as Bristol's first Mayor in November. Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

George Ferguson's first budget as Bristol Mayor has been approved.

Councillors supported a £35 million cut in spending and council tax increase of just under 2%. The Mayor admitted his plan had shortcomings but blamed it, in part, on central Government.

Plans for a swimming pool in East Bristol and a recycling centre in the south of the city have been revived.

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