by adamboyden on 7 February, 2017
Somerset Liberal Democrats PRESS NOTICE
Monday 6th February 2017
Jane Lock calls for more detail in County Budget
Liberal Democrat County Group Leader Jane Lock has reacted with concern to the budget proposals put forward by the Tories today at County Hall.
Following the Cabinet meeting, Jane Lock said.
“This is a typical Tory budget. No clarity, full of errors and no one knows which services will be cut in any detail. I deplore the financial incompetence shown by this Tory Cabinet. They are hiding the cuts, yet want to pass on to all of us Council Tax increases of 1.99%, 2% and the Somerset Rivers Authority precept of 1.25% again, without telling us what services will see what cuts.
The Somerset Rivers Authority precept is especially unfair, as no other major local authority in the UK is calling upon residents to pay for a National issue. These increases are following the increases last year where Somerset Council Tax payers had the highest % increase of any authority. None of us can afford another Tory run Council in May.
For further information, please contact Theo Whitaker – firstname.lastname@example.org / 0788414539.
The Agenda running to 145 pages for the budget can be found here.
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