Tag Archives: Council Tax

Budget proposals look to the long-term

Somerset County Councillors will next week consider budget plans to tackle its funding gap and lay the foundations for long-term sustainability. The financial plan being discussed by Full Council on Wednesday sets out a proposed net budget of £328m and total spending of £780m* on services in 2019/20, as well as £224m of investment in […]


Plans outlined as Council looks to bridge budget gap

Plans to bridge a £13m budget gap will be discussed next week as Somerset County Council seeks to protect services for the most vulnerable while Government funding falls. The Council will continue to spend more than £300m on services to residents. The plans focus on a combination of savings and proposals to make use of […]

Ambitious plans for the future approved

Today Somerset County Council’s Full Council approved an ambitious vision for the county and ground-breaking plans for devolution. The vast majority of councillors agreed that the vision for Somerset is excellent news for the county. The vision looks to put the authority at the heart of work to create a Somerset University, new business parks, […]

Prime Minister backs calls for utility firms to give flooded bill-payers a break

Prime Minister David Cameron today backed calls for utility companies to do their bit to help victims of flooding. Somerset County Council leader John Osman lent his support yesterday after discussing the idea with members of the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG). He tweeted: “I call on all utility companies to suspend the […]