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Combination of growth and change helps balance books

A combination of encouraging growth across Plymouth and changing how services are run is helping to balance the books and set the city in the right direction. Cabinet will meet on 7 February to consider the latest budget report ahead of it being considered at Council on Monday 27 February. The report highlights a sharply […]


Council on target to deliver a balanced budget despite pressures

Plymouth City Council is on track to deliver a balanced budget for 2016/17 despite having to deliver £21.2 million savings, its Cabinet member for Finance says. Councillor Ian Darcy says the Council is committed to balancing the books and so far has identified £19.2 million of savings, leaving £1.9 million to find before a 2017/18 […]


Man who hadn’t paid council tax ordered to pay back £2,400

A man who has not paid council tax for the past two years has been ordered to pay it back and given a suspended prison sentence. Simon Trevorrow, of Bridwell Road, Plymouth was given a 45 day suspended sentence by Plymouth Magistrates on Friday 30 September on the grounds that he pays the debt  of […]


Plymouth residents continue to pay the lowest average council tax in region

Plymouth residents will continue to pay the lowest average Council Tax in the South West peninsula after the City Council agreed not to increase the tax for council services. The full council agreed a zero increase for council services but did agree the two per cent Council Tax precept the Government has introduced specifically to […]


£1,500 lost from every man, woman and child in Plymouth

Plymouth has lost the equivalent of £1,500 for every man, woman and child in the city as a result of wave after wave of cuts to Plymouth’s revenue support grant since 2010, the city’s finance chief has revealed. Cabinet Member for Finance Councillor Mark Lowry said a total of £109 million has been wiped off […]


Council has to save £23m to set budget for next year

The biggest Government funding cuts to local services in a generation mean Plymouth City Council has to save over £23 million to set a budget for next year. The Council’s Cabinet has considered a draft budget which requires a £23 million gap between projected costs and resources to be closed in order to set a […]


Council budget prioritises jobs, homes and clean and safe streets

Vital local services are being protected as the Government cuts more than £18 million of funding for Plymouth residents next year. The Cabinet has agreed to recommend a draft budget for 2015/16 that invests £192.5m in delivering more than 350 day to day local services and protecting and expanding work to provide jobs, create affordable […]


Council budget plans address Government funding cuts

Vital day-to-day local services are being protected as the Government cuts another £27 million of funding for Plymouth residents. The City Council is set to agree a draft budget for 2015/16 which includes £14 million less to spend on services next year due to Government funding cuts. The Government has already cut the Council’s funding […]