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Why is youth unemployment so high? The ONS explains

At the last count, UK youth unemployment passed 1 million, with Preston’s 3,204 benefit claimants amongst the highest in the country. The Office For National Statistics (ONS) periodically supply details of […]

10 years ago
Preston’s “progressive” council budget passed, Lib Dem and Tory amendments rejected

tithebarn area Preston Council’s budget proposals have been passed, with both Conservative and Liberal Democrat amendments rejected. The council will see its budget reduced by £5.5m (46%), a figure that Councillor Peter […]

10 years ago
City Council cabinet – plans to fill the £2.5 million black hole in budget

Preston City Council have agreed to plans to increase council tax by 3.5% in Wednesday’s budget meeting. Councillors met at the Town Hall to discuss the draft budget proposals and […]

10 years ago
Analysis of Preston Council Budget: Where has money been saved?

Preston City Council have released the details of their new budget proposal, including a proposed rise in council tax by 3.5%. Yesterday I took a look at what the council […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Analysis of Preston Council Budget: What’s the money going to be spent on, and where?

Preston City Council have released the details of their new budget proposal, including a proposed rise in council tax by 3.5%. Ed Walker has already covered the key points in […]

10 years ago
Preston council budget: The key words

budget wordle We’ve run the council’s budget proposal from 2012 to 2016 into Wordle, which crunches the 80 odd pages to find the most commonly used phrases. This gives you an at-a-glance […]

10 years ago
Opinion: Labour budget is built on non-commitment

preston covered market Tax and spend, tax and spend, borrow your way out of trouble and don’t worry about tomorrow, that will be someone else’s problem. Yes, folks, Labour’s back in power in […]

10 years ago
Council tax set to rise by 3.5% as Preston tightens its belt

tithebarn area A council tax rise for Preston households is on the table as the city decides how to spends its money up until 2016. The three-year financial plan for Preston City […]

10 years ago
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