Mark Whitehead 15 November 2017

County outlines savings of £27m

County outlines savings of £27m image

Suffolk County Council is planning to increase council tax for the first time in seven years in its budget for the year ahead.

It will go up by 1.99% along with proposals to cut spending by £27m.

The council plans to save £12m in adult and community services by working with care providers to 'manage future pricing structures'.

Health, wellbeing and children’s services will save £250,000 by adopting digital technology, maximising income and working with libraries to agree a fixed price contract for next four years.

Other savings will come from fire and public safety trading standards, health and safety and reducing Citizens Advice grants.

An 'evidence-based approach' will reduce highways maintenance requirements and corporate services will save £9.7 million.

In its statement the council has not said whether any jobs will be at risk.

Cllr Richard Smith, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for finance and transformation, said: 'This is the first step of our budget setting process and I believe we are putting forward proposals that offer the best approach possible, given the clear and present challenges we face.'

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