LCC To Increase Band D Council Tax By 5.99%

Upcoming LCC  recommendations are that the LCC Cabinet is asked to: (i) Note the current forecast underspend of £15.758m on the revenue budget in 2017/18 and agree the transfer of the final underspend at year end into the transitional reserve. (ii) Note the revised funding gap of £144.492m covering the period 2018/19 to 2021/22 as set out in the revised financial outlook forecast for the Council. (iii) Approve the additional budget adjustments for 2018/19, and following years’ increases, included in the revised MTFS following the financial settlement. (iv)Approve for purposes of consultation the budget proposals set out in Appendix C, the outcomes of the consultation to be reported back to Cabinet for consideration in due course. (v) Approve the budget proposals set out in Appendix D, authorise officers to proceed with their implementation and agree that the 2018/19 budget is based upon these revenue decisions (vi)Agree to make recommendations to Full Council on 8th February 2018 a Band D Council Tax for 2018/19 reflecting a 5.99% increase including 3% to be used for social care as per the new flexibilities. (vii)Note the contents of the County Council’s Reserves position at 31st December 2017 forecast at 190.285m at the end of 2019/20, and approve the transfers between reserves contained within the report. (viii)Approve the specific capital programme estimated at £226.117m for 2018/19 – 2020/21 as presented within the body of the report. (ix)Approve prudential borrowing totalling £200.428m over the period 2017/18 to 2020/21 as identified within the Capital Programme report.

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I was a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the old Tory WLBC that unfortunately did not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire, with the help of Cllr Adrian Owens who wrote "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

2 thoughts on “LCC To Increase Band D Council Tax By 5.99%”

  1. I wonder if this would be necessary had Theresa May not bunged £1billion to the DUP in a desperate bid to cling onto power? Anyone who voted Conservative in the last GE ought to give themselves a good long look in the mirror. Shocking.

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