Category Archives: Governance Services

Cabinet to discuss £360million net budget for 2017/18

Tunnel.jpgSENIOR councillors in East Sussex will discuss options to save £17million from the county’s budget.

East Sussex County Council’s cabinet will meet next week to consider proposals which include raising the three per cent levy allowed by the Government to meet part of the rising cost of social care, and raising general council tax by 1.99 per cent to meet the cost of other services. Continue reading

‘Big challenges’ as council faces more savings

Cllr David ElkinCOUNCILLORS in East Sussex will consider all options with partners as they develop plans to save a further £24 million from the county’s budget.

A report to East Sussex County Council’s cabinet shows the authority needs to save an extra £6.5 million in 2017-18 – in addition to the £17.3 million savings already planned for the year. Continue reading