Your Council Tax 2014
Last updated: 12/03/2014
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The Budget and Council Tax for the 2014-15 financial
year was set on 25 February 2014. This covers the
period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.
Like all councils we are facing a huge
challenge in trying to protect essential services from the impact
of further significant cuts in our funding from the
Government. Over the past four years we have delivered
savings of £170m, the majority of which have come from efficiencies
and delivering services in different ways.
This budget is based on making savings of £41m
over the next twelve months. We will then need to find
further reductions making a total of up to £195m over the next
five years. To deliver these savings at the same time as
protecting services as much as possible we will need to build a
different and even more efficient Cornwall. This work is
already underway and we will be working with our partners and
people in Cornwall to establish our priorities.
This is a balanced budget which aims to
preserve key services and cut down on waste and
inefficiencies. We carried out the most extensive public
consultation exercise in our history to ensure we listened to the
views of local residents, businesses, partners and staff. The
budget, which includes a 1.97% increase in council tax – 47p a week
for a Band D property – is based on the feedback we received.