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VIDEO: Council tax increase confirmed

Surrey County Council today confirmed a 1.99% council tax rise even though 2.5% was needed. It was agreed at a meeting of the Full Council and the video below of leader David Hodge sets out Surrey’s case for the increase.

Cabinet approves council tax proposal

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today approved a proposal to increase council tax by 1.99% even though a 2.5% rise was needed. The Cabinet’s recommendation will now go forward to a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday, 11 February, where a final decision will be taken.

Council tax proposal announced

Surrey County Council has today announced its council tax proposal for next year. Leader David Hodge said: “We’re proposing a 1.99% increase even though we’ve said we need 2.5% because any more means wasting up to £2 million on a referendum and while it puts more pressure on services we’ll still be able to provide … Continue reading

Surrey signs off £15 million investment in schools

Schools are set to undergo extensive building work after Surrey County Council signed off investment of £15 million to provide more places and new facilities for pupils. The cash will be invested in new buildings and upgraded facilities at Weydon Academy near Farnham and De Stafford School in Caterham. Two new teaching blocks will be … Continue reading

Videos: council tax rise to invest in essential services

Surrey County Council today confirmed a council tax rise to spend on essential services now and avoid crippling the authority’s finances in the future. At a meeting of the Full Council it was agreed to increase council tax by 1.99% in April. The three videos below set out Surrey’s case for the council tax rise, … Continue reading

Cabinet approves council tax plan

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved a plan to increase council tax by 1.99% to spend on essential services now and avoid crippling the authority’s finances in the future. The Cabinet agreed the proposal to reject the Government’s offer of a freeze because it would lead to a financial black hole of more than £50 … Continue reading

Only sensible option is raising council tax to invest in schools, roads and care at a critical time

Raising council tax to invest in schools, roads and care for the vulnerable is the only sensible option and will help boost the economy and support local people at a critical time, according to Surrey County Council’s Leader. Surrey’s Cabinet will meet next Tuesday (5 February) to consider a proposal to raise council tax for … Continue reading

Leader David Hodge interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge was interviewed today on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about declining the Coalition’s council tax freeze to save the county from a financial black hole.

Surrey leader interviewed on BBC’s Daily Politics show

Leader David Hodge appeared on national television today to explain why Surrey County Council declined the Coalition’s council tax freeze. The freeze was turned down to save the authority from a financial black hole. An interview with Mr Hodge was broadcast on BBC Two’s Daily Politics show and it also appeared on the national section … Continue reading

Coalition’s council tax freeze declined

Surrey County Council today confirmed it was declining the Coalition’s council tax freeze. At a meeting of the Full Council it was agreed to increase council tax by 2.99% in April     Surrey leader David Hodge’s speech at Full Council: Madam Chairman and Members: As I’m sure many of you will know, today marks … Continue reading

Cabinet approves council tax plan

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today approved a plan to reject the Coalition’s council tax freeze. The Cabinet agreed a proposal to increase council tax by 2.99% in April. Its recommendation will go forward to a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday 7 February where a final decision will be taken.

Leader interviewed by BBC Surrey on council tax freeze position

David Hodge was today interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis about the county’s council tax plans. This afternoon Surrey County Council’s Cabinet will discuss a proposal to decline the Coalition’s freeze. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

David Hodge interviewed on national television

The Leader of Surrey County Council, David Hodge, was interviewed on national television over the weekend explaining why the authority is considering taking a stand and declining the Government’s council tax freeze to save the county from a financial black hole. BBC Breakfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16670351 Channel 4 News http://www.channel4.com/news/councils-have-moral-duty-to-freeze-tax

David Hodge interviewed about council tax on BBC Surrey

The Leader of Surrey County Council, David Hodge, was interviewed on BBC Surrey explaining why the authority is considering taking a stand and declining the Government’s council tax freeze to save the county from a financial black hole. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Surrey takes stand to save county from financial black hole

Surrey County Council is set to take a stand and save the county from a financial black hole by declining the Coalition’s council tax freeze. The council’s Cabinet is set to discuss proposing the authority reject the Government’s freeze because it would lead to a £70m financial black hole over five years. The sum is … Continue reading

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