LiveOxford City Council budget decision

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Summary

  • Oxford City Council's budget includes cuts of £5.4m by 2018.
  • Parking fees will go up by as much as nine per cent while council house rents will go up by an average of 5.42 per cent.
  • Between 2010 and 2015/16 the council's grant from central government will have fallen by around 47 per cent.

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4:50pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Do any of the cuts include reductions in allowances paid to Councillors ?
Do any of the cuts include reductions in allowances paid to Councillors ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 1

8:18pm Wed 19 Feb 14

mytaxes says...

7:54pm
Labour councillor Steve Curran says the county council represents "the forces of darkness".

If this is the level of debate from Labour no wonder our council tax is so high.
7:54pm Labour councillor Steve Curran says the county council represents "the forces of darkness". If this is the level of debate from Labour no wonder our council tax is so high. mytaxes
  • Score: 1

10:20pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Myron Blatz says...

Oxford City Council's Labour Group has already 'whipped' suitable support from its politically-driven Councillors to have a majority, so everything else isn't so much 'democratic procedure' as comedic farce, which the people of Oxford will be paying dearly, for years to come, unless voters push Labour out in May, as a result of the continuing Tory-Libdem policy successes at national level.
Oxford City Council's Labour Group has already 'whipped' suitable support from its politically-driven Councillors to have a majority, so everything else isn't so much 'democratic procedure' as comedic farce, which the people of Oxford will be paying dearly, for years to come, unless voters push Labour out in May, as a result of the continuing Tory-Libdem policy successes at national level. Myron Blatz
  • Score: -2

5:46pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Madi50n says...

Surprise! The council votes in a rise 0.01% below the threshold that would trigger a public vote on the rise.
Surprise! The council votes in a rise 0.01% below the threshold that would trigger a public vote on the rise. Madi50n
  • Score: 1

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