I will be setting out ‘headline’ proposals for Preston Council’s budget for 2017-21. This is a job we normally do in February, so it’s certainly an ‘extraordinary’ budget…but I have […]4 years ago Brown bin tax voted through by Preston City Council as council tax rises
Households in Preston with a brown bin face a £30-a-year charge to have their garden waste collected from July. Preston City Council has approved a 2 per cent rise in council […]5 years ago Council tax to rise a further two per cent in Preston
Households in Preston are to see their council tax bill rise once more as the city council looks to plug a growing financial black hole. A two per cent rise […]5 years ago Opinion: Preston Council’s financial position is facing an ill wind but is there a silver lining?
It’s an ill wind that blows no good; and austerity is an ill wind, especially for local government. While the pace and depth of the cuts has always been an […]5 years ago Advertisement Advertisement Preston City Council budget: Tax goes up and 80 jobs to go in next three years
Street cleaning, pest control and community support are three areas targeted in the latest round of council cutbacks. Preston City Council has revealed its budget will fall by £3.6 million […]7 years ago Council Tax bills arrive in Preston
Council tax bills for the 2013/14 tax year have been dropping through Preston letterboxes this week. Although it is never good to receive demands for money this year there is […]8 years ago Lancashire County Council set to freeze its share of council tax for fourth year in a row
The portion of council tax paid to Lancashire County Council by Preston residents looks set to be frozen for another year. If approved the county council, which takes the largest […]8 years ago Preston Council budget proposals for 2013-14: 2% council tax rise on the way
Preston Council is considering its funding options for the 2013-14 tax year. A recommendation is that front line public services will be protected in the budget. Savings of £996,000 will […]8 years ago Most Discussed