Post Tagged with: "budget"

Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council children’s services could face a £167,000 budget cut – despite a recent Ofsted report saying it “requires improvement to be good”.

The proposed budget cut for “early help” children’s support in 2021-22 will not affect front-line services, councillors have been told.

January 14, 2020
Council accused of “blank cheque” to raise parking charges in Nantwich

Council accused of “blank cheque” to raise parking charges in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East Council executive has denied claims next year’s budget is a ‘blank cheque’ for raising car parking charges across Cheshire East.

Draft budget plans for 2020-21 that went out to public consultation said Cheshire East Council hopes to rake in up to £4.5 million by the end of 2023-24 after a review on car parking.

January 13, 2020
Cheshire East bosses face battle to tackle £7.5m budget overspend

Cheshire East bosses face battle to tackle £7.5m budget overspend

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs insist they can achieve their cost savings targets as they tackle a budget overspend estimated at £7.5 million.

Council members were warned about the funding gap for 2019-20 at last October’s full council meeting.

January 11, 2020
Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The councillor tasked with balancing Cheshire East Council’s books has hit back at claims the new administration is not planning for the future.

November 20, 2019
Cheshire East Council publishes draft budget plan for 2020-21

Cheshire East Council publishes draft budget plan for 2020-21

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have set out plans to balance the books next year.

Consultation has begun on the first draft budget to be drawn up by a non-Conservative administration in the council’s history after Labour and the Independent Group struck a deal following May’s local elections.

November 9, 2019
Nantwich residents face further tax rises by Cheshire East Council

Nantwich residents face further tax rises by Cheshire East Council

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Ratepayers in Nantwich and rest of Cheshire East are likely to face another council tax increase next from April 2020.

Consultation has started on Cheshire East Council’s draft budget plans for 2020-21.

November 3, 2019
South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs in mid and south Cheshire are set to cut more than £20 million from their budgets while transforming care in the community.

NHS South Cheshire CCG – which covers Crewe, Nantwich, Middlewich, Sandbach and Alsager – is aiming to cut £10.5 million from its budget by March 31 2020.

May 20, 2019
Cheshire East “Little Bus” dial-a-ride service future uncertain amid budget cuts

Cheshire East “Little Bus” dial-a-ride service future uncertain amid budget cuts

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have begun to discuss the future of the ‘Little Bus’ with the dial-a-ride service facing a possible cut in the newly-approved budget.

Cheshire East’s full council approved the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for 2019 to 2022 – including next year’s budget – at Thursday’s meeting.

February 23, 2019
Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Cheshire East will face an increase in Council Tax from April after members approved the budget for next year.

A 2.99 per cent tax increase will come into effect – with the bill for a Band D property rising from £1,404.28 to £1,446.27.

February 23, 2019
Council Tax to rise by 2.99% to fund more services, says Cheshire East

Council Tax to rise by 2.99% to fund more services, says Cheshire East

Householders in Nantwich and Crewe face a further 2.99% rise on the Council Tax bills from April, it has been agreed.

Cheshire East Council says the rise is needed to help fund more frontline services.

February 5, 2019
Cheshire East Council Tax could rise by another 3% in 2019

Cheshire East Council Tax could rise by another 3% in 2019

Council taxpayers across Nantwich and Crewe could face another 2.99% Council Tax rise from April 2019 under draft proposals by Cheshire East Council.

The authority has unveiled its Pre-Budget Consultation Report for 2019 to 2022.

October 24, 2018
Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
An additional £1 million will be spent patching up potholes after Cheshire East Council faced more than 360 new insurance claims between April and June.

A report issued at Thursday’s full council meeting said that following a harsh winter, there were 368 new insurance claims against the council in the first quarter of 2018-19.

October 20, 2018
Cheshire Police could axe 250 officers to meet budget cut pressures

Cheshire Police could axe 250 officers to meet budget cut pressures

Cheshire Police chiefs warned today they may be forced to reduce police officer numbers by 250 over the next two years as it faces further budget cuts.

It comes as forces like Cheshire Constabulary are under increasing Government pressure to make more savings.

October 15, 2018