Archive by category Council Tax

Council agrees budget for recovery following difficult Covid year

Council agrees budget for recovery following difficult Covid year

A meeting of Nottingham City Council’s Full Council today, Monday 8th March, agreed a package of budget proposals as it establishes a sustainable financial footing amid the Covid crisis. Whilst the medium term financial future contains many uncertainties, the council has approved £15.6m of savings and limited use of reserves to deliver a one-year balanced […]

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City Council’s Covid budget proposes £15.6m of cost savings in response to ‘extreme’ Covid challenges 

City Council’s Covid budget proposes £15.6m of cost savings in response to ‘extreme’ Covid challenges 

Nottingham City Council has set out proposals to make £15.6m of savings to help balance the budget for 2021/22 as it establishes a sustainable financial footing amid the Covid crisis. Anyone interested in finding out more about the proposals can take part in a consultation by clicking here The council is setting out new ways of […]

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Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Nottingham City Council has agreed £12.5m of budget savings to balance its 2020/21 budget as unmet Covid costs, along with another year of Government cuts, take their toll. The Council has had to make cumulative budget savings totalling £271.4m over the last ten years and since the start of the pandemic the financial strain Covid-19 […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

More than 20,000 financially-vulnerable households in Nottingham are set to receive council tax discounts of up to £150 to help them through the Covid19 crisis. Letters are being sent out by Nottingham City Council to all working-age households currently in receipt of Council Tax Support, informing them of the discount and how it will be […]

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City Councillors call for an end to funding unfairness as they agree £15.6m savings after more Government cuts

City Councillors call for an end to funding unfairness as they agree £15.6m savings after more Government cuts

Nottingham City councillors have approved a range of service changes and a Council Tax increase, which includes the Government’s adult social care precept to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The budget was agreed at a meeting of the Council on Monday 9th March following public consultation on the proposals. The budget is being set against the backdrop of the City Council having its […]

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City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed the further service changes that are needed to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The council included £13.4m of savings in its budget proposals in December – and has now identified the extra £2.2m needed to balance its 2020/21 budget. All proposals are subject to […]

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How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

What would you do if the money coming into your household was cut by three-quarters? One option would be to find new ways of making money to keep paying your bills. That’s what Nottingham City Council is doing to great effect – bringing in around £20m each year from commercial activities. This cushions vital services […]

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Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has approved proposals to make £22m of savings in 2019/20 after another year of drastic Government cuts. The Government slashed the council’s main grant by £10m in the last year alone – meaning it has fallen from £127m in 2013 to just £25m for the forthcoming year. Independent analysis has […]

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Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Austerity isn’t over for Nottingham, with the City Council’s main Government funding slashed by three quarters since 2013 – plummeting from £127m to just £25m for the forthcoming year. On top of this financial blow, the Government is once again demanding that councils reduce their budgets to help address the national debt – meaning the […]

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