Tag Archives: Cabinet

Proposals to step-up support for young carers

Proposals to provide better support for more young carers will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet later this month. There are an estimated 1,750 young carers in Somerset but at any one time the Council’s existing arrangements only support around 150. On Monday (13 May) Cabinet will decide whether to approve plans that aim […]

Cabinet says ‘go’ to new getset service proposals

Proposals that would smooth a move to new arrangements for the County Council’s contribution to support for struggling families were approved today. Following a public consultation, Cabinet endorsed a revised approach to changes in the part of the Council’s getset Service that contributes to the support available to families with additional needs, known as level […]

Young Carers decision deferred as Council makes “most difficult” savings decisions

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Committee today approved the “most difficult savings proposals it has had to consider” to help secure its long-term financial sustainability. Cabinet also agreed to defer a decision on proposed saving for its Young Carers Service. This is to allow time for discussions with carers, families and the voluntary sector about a […]

County Council sets out decisive savings plan

Somerset County Council has today published plans for savings across all its services in a decisive step to secure its long-term financial sustainability. More than 70 proposals will be considered for decision by the Council’s Cabinet when it meets later this month. If agreed they would save around £13m over the remainder of this financial […]

Budget plans endorsed by Cabinet

Key Somerset County Councillors have endorsed plans to deliver a balanced budget despite huge financial pressures. The proposals look to deliver £18m of savings in the next financial year while protecting the frontline and meeting the rising demand for services. Like all local authorities, the council has faced a dramatic reduction in funding over the […]


Council’s future budget plans given Cabinet’s official stamp of approval

Somerset County Council’s critical future budget proposals – laying out over £57m of investment, £300m of spending and £16m of savings – has been approved by Cabinet. Cabinet Members today unanimously backed the authority’s plans for investing in buildings and structures and essential spending for its key services, recommending them for agreement by Full Council. […]

County Councillors give backing to Somerset Rivers Authority

The vision for a new authority overseeing the progress of Somerset’s Flood Action Plan has today been backed by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet (Wednesday 12 November). Senior County Councillors have endorsed proposals for a new Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). The SRA’s reason-to-be would be to reduce the likelihood, duration and impact of flooding in the […]


Capital investment tops £400million

More than £400m is being invested in capital projects such as schools and roads without extra borrowing, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet heard yesterday (Monday). An update on approvals of capital spending – spending on buildings and structures rather than running costs – showed that the current programme amounts to more than £410m. This includes spending […]

Early indicator of the cost of flooding

Somerset County Council anticipates it will submit a claim for around £2 million to the Government for costs incurred during the floods crisis. The amount of funding the authority is likely to apply for under the Bellwin Scheme was revealed at a Cabinet meeting this morning, although full details are yet to be confirmed. However, […]

Cabinet approves financial plans

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today gave its approval to savings proposals of £6m and a freeze in Council Tax. Cabinet unanimously agreed its Medium Term Financial Plan, recommending that it be agreed by Full Council which meets on 19th February to agree the Council’s budget. It also included a major decision about the future of the […]