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‘No one left behind’ ambition guides Surrey’s 2022/23 budget

Surrey County Council have set out its 2022/23 budget, designed to tackle big challenges including mental health, climate change and social care, and make sure no one is left behind. The budget sets out how the council will spend just over £1bn on day-to-day services that everyone in Surrey relies on, as well as a … Continue reading

New multi-million-pound investment in mental health services for Surrey

Surrey County Council is today proposing a new focus and funding boost to tackle an impending mental health crisis. The COVID pandemic has served to intensify the existing pressures on mental health services – making it harder for people to get the support they need. As part of the county’s No One Left Behind agenda, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader Tim Oliver’s Full Council speech

Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver talks about listening to the feedback given in the five recent public consultations, partnership working to provide “more efficient and seamless services” and a council tax increase of 2.99% for 2019/20 in his Full Council speech today.

Surrey announces council tax proposal

Surrey County Council has announced its council tax proposal for 2019/20. The council’s Cabinet will make a formal recommendation on 29 January. A final decision will be taken at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on 5 February. Mel Few, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our focus has to be on ensuring … Continue reading

Surrey County Council statement on Bureau of Investigative Journalism report

Following a report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism about Surrey County Council’s finances, a spokesman said: “We’ve agreed a three-year budget despite the severe financial pressure we – and councils across the country – are under due to rising demand for our services and falling government funding. We’ve been successfully managing the growing need … Continue reading

AUDIO: Surrey leader’s interview on BBC Surrey about council tax

Leader David Hodge was interviewed today on BBC Surrey about the proposed council tax increase for next year that was discussed by Cabinet yesterday. It will be considered by Full Council on 6 February. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Surrey leader announces proposed council tax increase

Surrey County Council has announced its proposed council tax increase for next year.

Statement from Surrey County Council Leader following council tax decision

Statement from David Hodge Leader of Surrey County Council: “Surrey’s decision not to proceed with a 15% council tax increase was ours alone and there has been no deal between Surrey County Council and the Government. However, I am confident that the Government now understands the real pressures in adult social care and the need … Continue reading

Surrey Leader proposes new recommendations for budget 2017/18

Council voted to approve a 4.99% rise in council tax following recommendation from Leader David Hodge.

VIDEO: Cabinet unanimously approves plans for 15% council tax rise

Members of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today unanimously approved a proposal to increase council tax by 15%. The Cabinet’s recommendation will now be considered at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday 7 February.

VIDEO: 65p in every council pound goes on children and adults’ wellbeing

As demand for critical services continues to rise, Surrey leader David Hodge has revealed that almost two thirds of the county council’s spending goes on the wellbeing of adults and children – 65 pence in every pound. In the video below he points to the number of older people needing the highest level of care … Continue reading

David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, announces proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%

David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, has announced a proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%. He said: “We have to set a budget that will protect vital services for Surrey residents. “Government has cut our annual grant by £170m since 2010 – leaving a huge gap in our budget. “Demand for … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader on extra government funding and budget

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 … Continue reading

Surrey in 11th hour bid for extra funding as Government slashes county’s grant

Surrey County Council has launched a last minute bid to secure extra government funding after Whitehall slashed its grant for 2016 by nearly £50m. With growing demand for services, the county’s Cabinet is proposing councillors increase council tax by 3.9%. However, the council is concerned that without a rethink by ministers residents will only see … Continue reading

Budget 2015-2016: Plans for new road schemes, school places and social care support revealed

Explore the interactive map below for details of some of the road schemes, new school places, extra social care support and flooding schemes Surrey County Council is planning this year. The news follows today’s Full Council decision to increase the council tax by 1.99% in light of the increasing demand for services, including school places and … Continue reading

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