Councillors in East Sussex have voted to raise council tax by 3.99 per cent.
The increase, equivalent to 92p a week extra for a Band D property, includes a two per cent levy, the maximum authorised by the Government, to offset some of the savings the authority must make from adult social care services.
A full meeting of East Sussex County Council approved a budget which will see a £369 million net budget spent on services in the new financial year – including £228 million on adult social care and children’s services.
Interview with East Sussex County Council Leader, Councillor Keith Glazier
While some voluntary organisations will no longer receive funding, stroke services and a scheme which employs people with learning difficulties, will not lose their money.
Interviews with Kerry Joyce and Martin Fisher - Directors, Zest