Norfolk County Council (NCC) is in the process of setting a budget for next year.

There is information about that on their website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/our-budget-and-council-tax/our-budget/setting-next-years-budget including the sentence “Even though we are proposing to increase council tax next year, by the minimum required to put our finances on a sound footing, the amount of money we hope to raise wouldn’t be enough to balance our budget. This means we must continue to make some difficult decisions about how we spend your money. In the meantime, we have to set a budget for 2019/20. On 29 October the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee met and reviewed the strategic and financial planning position for 2019/20 and agreed a set of budget savings proposals for public consultation.

Whilst they claim there are difficult decisions on spending you money the Tory County Councillors had no difficulty in deciding in January 2018 to award themselves an 11% increases to their allowances.  Which was much more than the review body recommended. They also backdated those increases to May 2017. Despite opposition form the labour County Councillors. Will those “difficult decisions” prevent them further increasing their allowances in the coming year? Their current allowances are explained here.

You have until 23 December 2018 to have your say on individual budget proposals.

 

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