Tag Archives : finance


Fairer fees and charges structure put into action

A fairer and more consistent approach to how the Council charges for services that people can opt to use is to be implemented in the new year. A new fees and charges policy agreed by Cabinet aims to ensure fees and charges reflect the true cost of providing the service and that future increases are […]


Scrutiny asked for ideas for addressing Council’s funding challenge

The severe financial challenges facing Plymouth City Council as its funding reduces have been set out in a draft medium term financial strategy to be considered by the Council’s scrutiny on Wednesday. The strategy sets out the funding needed to provide Council services and deliver priorities for the city over the next three years. The […]


£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 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 […]