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The measures include:
- £73 million for Peterborough’s schools
- £10 million for Adult Social Care
- £16 million towards affordable housing in the next five
- £5.5 million for transport infrastructure
- A series of investments around renewable energy, growth and
regeneration and events such as the Olympic Torch Relay and Diamond
All councils, including Peterborough, are facing further funding
cuts in the next financial year as part of the Government’s
on-going austerity measures, under the Local Government Provisional
Formula Grant, the city council will receive just over £74 million
pounds from the Department of
Communities and Local Government - £5.6 million pounds lower
than last year.
Since 2006, Peterborough City Council has made efficiency
savings totalling more than £100million. In the current financial
year, the authority has delivered £28 million of savings and next
year the council will make over £14 million of savings. Councillors
voted in favour of a council tax rise of 2.95 per cent.
Budget 2012 consultation
After the budget proposals were first published, a
wide-ranging consultation took place. The easy-to-read guide
details the Cabinet plans to invest in services beyond.
The document reveals its spending plans across all of the council’s
The consultation period for the 2012-2013 budget has now passed.
Residents were asked to read the Budget Proposals document and send
their feedback on the proposals via email.
(176KB, 42 pages)
As part of the consultation process meetings were
also held to offer the opportunity to learn more about the
Budget proposals and allow residents to have their say. Senior
council staff were at these meetings to answer any
questions. Comments from the meetings were fed back
to Cabinet for members for consideration.
Changes to the proposals include:
- Removing the proposal around the future funding of the lollipop
- Revising the savings target for Enterprise from £420,000 to
- Removing the proposal around the increase in parking permits so
a review of on-street and residents’ parking arrangements can take
- Revising the investment in the trees and woodlands strategy
from £1 million to £744,000