Lancashire TelegraphHyndburn Council budget to be rubber-stamped (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Hyndburn Council budget to be rubber-stamped

A COUNCIL budget is set to be formally approved tonight.

Hyndburn Council’s bid to freeze council tax, and a plan to slash spending by £1.2million will be put forward for full council approval this evening.

In its draft budget, the authority said it had managed to avoid an increase in council tax, and pledged no further increases for the next two years.

Council leader Miles Parkinson has said the savings made were the result of staff taking early retirement, voluntary redundancy, and reducing their hours.

The reduction of £1.2million is 10 per cent of the overall budget. No compulsory redundancies will take place, and less than 10 voluntary redundancies are expected to be made.

Hyndburn has seen government funding fall from £9million in 2010, to £6.8million last year, and £6.2million this year. It is expected to drop to £5.3million by 2015. The public meeting is at 7pm in the Council Chamber at Accrington Town Hall.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree