Tag Archives: Medium Term Financial Plan


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 […]


Budget approved

More than £310 million of spending, £57m of capital investment and a council tax freeze for a sixth straight year have been approved by Somerset County Council. Today’s Full Council meeting saw Members vote on the 2015/16 Medium Term Financial Plan which includes the revenue budget and the Capital Investment Programme. Councillors voted 31 to […]

Crucial Council budget-balancing plans go through Scrutiny

Spending and savings plans embodying the scale of the financial challenge being met by Somerset County Council took their next step last Friday (January 30). County Councillors from two separate Scrutiny Committees came together for two back-to-back meetings at Taunton Conference Centre to consider and comment on the authority’s future budget proposals. The plans detail […]