Highlights from David Hodge’s speech at today’s Full Council meeting:
- Ministers have listened to the case made by Surrey for local government as a whole about pressures faced
- Surrey secured more than £24 million of the extra £300m funding announced by the government for councils nationally over the next two years
- Grant of £11.9m this year and £12.2m in 2017-18 “will still place a strain on services”
- Fair funding review welcomed after “pushing hard” for the government to look at how money is distributed to take account of demand and costs across the country.
A council tax rise of 3.9% was agreed at the meeting.
Watch Mr Hodge’s budget speech in full in the video below or read the transcript here.