Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 10, 2018

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.


  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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