Suffolk County Council’s finance chief has vowed not to overspend on its budget next year as the authority heads towards another seven-figure hit from reserves.
Suffolk County Council’s entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.
Suffolk County Council’s budget featuring a 4% council tax rise and a controversial decision to cut Citizens Advice cash has been given the final go-ahead.
Homes across Suffolk are set to see their council tax bills rise by around £65 from April, after county council budget proposals were approved.
More than £10million of cutbacks remain in Suffolk County Council’s budget, it has emerged – with controversial plans to phase out Citizens Advice grants still set to go ahead.
Finance chiefs at Suffolk County Council have warned they “don’t have a plan B” if its savings programmes do not generate tens of millions in savings over the next four years.
Households in Suffolk could see council tax bills rise by 4.7% next year if the county’s local authorities and police do as the government suggests in its local government settlement.
Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.
Fresh concerns have been raised over Suffolk County Council’s overspend, as opposition groups warn it is struggling to stay afloat.
Which services should face budget cuts as Suffolk County Council struggles to trim its budget by £25m over the next financial year.
All services will be examined for cuts at Suffolk County Council as new figures predict the authority is on course for an £8.6million overspend this year.
The new Lake Lothing crossing could go over its original budget with council documents warning it could cost up to £100m.
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