Post Tagged with: "budget"

Consultation launched on cuts to Cheshire East library services

Consultation launched on cuts to Cheshire East library services

Residents can have their say on controversial plans to cut library services in Cheshire East.

Cheshire East Council is consulting on its revised proposals aimed at making budget savings over the next four years.

June 12, 2023
FEATURE: Expert recommended 2023 marketing budget allocation for startups

FEATURE: Expert recommended 2023 marketing budget allocation for startups

The dreaded budget allocation.

We’re well into Q1 of 2023, which means many companies have already reviewed their budget allocation at the beginning of the year and made necessary amendments.

March 20, 2023
FEATURE: Is Cheshire the right place to be when Spring Budget hits?

FEATURE: Is Cheshire the right place to be when Spring Budget hits?

Finding where to centralise your business can be difficult.

You want somewhere that won’t eat up the budget but is also a popular space for new businesses with the potential for maximum growth.

March 13, 2023
CEC councillors approve budget including 4.99% council tax rise

CEC councillors approve budget including 4.99% council tax rise

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has approved a budget which includes cuts to services and a 4.99% hike in council tax – adding an extra £81.15 to an annual bill for a Band D property.

Council leader Sam Corcoran (Lab) told a meeting of the full council there was no alternative because “central government crashed the economy, local government are having to pick up that”.

February 25, 2023
Shavington park safety concerns addressed by councillor’s ward budget

Shavington park safety concerns addressed by councillor’s ward budget

Safety concerns about the entrance to a park in Shavington have been resolved thanks to a local councillor’s ward budget.

Residents had highlighted fears around the pathway leading to the park on Needhams Grange estate off Crewe Road.

January 17, 2023
LETTER: Readers should look at CEC Budget consultation

LETTER: Readers should look at CEC Budget consultation

Dear Editor,
May I ask readers to take a look at the Cheshire East 2023/4 BUDGET consultation.

This is just a taster. Highlights include spending most of the Children and Families budget in Crewe.

January 16, 2023
FEATURE: How to choose an e-commerce platform for your business

FEATURE: How to choose an e-commerce platform for your business

The business landscape has shifted considerably in recent years, as growth in digital retail continues to outpace brick-and-mortar retail – standing at a market share of around 30% in the 2022 festive period.

December 28, 2022
Cheshire East Council party leaders react to Govt’s Autumn Budget

Cheshire East Council party leaders react to Govt’s Autumn Budget

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Labour leader says the recession was made in Downing Street and now we’re all paying the price with tax hikes, increased interest charges and higher inflation.

Cllr Sam Corcoran, speaking in response to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement, said over the last decade the Conservatives “have hollowed out public services and the economy”.

November 18, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Are we facing higher tax and fewer services in CEC?

READER’S LETTER: Are we facing higher tax and fewer services in CEC?

Dear Editor,
We are slowly being drip fed by the news that Council Tax nationally might have larger increases with the removal of some manifesto promises plus a reduction of some services.

November 15, 2022
FEATURE: Three business technologies to upgrade this year

FEATURE: Three business technologies to upgrade this year

Today’s businesses are facing a range of complex challenges.

In the last couple of years, we’ve seen evolving workplaces introduce new methods of remote and hybrid work for employees.

November 12, 2022
Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has employed a company to review its home to school transport provision as the cost soars.

The council says the costs of travel support for children and young people have increased significantly over recent years and are continuing to put pressure on its budget.

May 21, 2022
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: Balancing the Budget – time for a wider view

Dear Editor,
So the Cheshire East Council budget has now been set, a complex document that will bill residents another 2.99% council tax and describes which services will be delivered.

But the legal obligation of councils to deliver a balanced budget, inevitably results in the annual ‘turbulence’ of councillor, accountancy and political opinion as experienced this week.

February 27, 2022
Cheshire East Council rubber stamps 2.99% Council Tax rise despite opposition

Cheshire East Council rubber stamps 2.99% Council Tax rise despite opposition

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has rubber stamped a council tax rise of 2.99% during a heated debate at budget meeting.

The ruling Labour/Independent group said they had produced a balanced budget and highlights included an extra £19m being ploughed into highways maintenance over the next three years.

February 27, 2022