Help us balance the books.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been feeling the squeeze financially for some time now and is hoping community groups, parish councils and volunteers will help it ‘deliver services in new and cost-effective ways.’ The local authority has published a series of key proposals – in a draft Organisational Plan – designed to ensure […]

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B&NES hoping less will mean more – in terms of savings.

B&NES has just published its proposals for additonal savings it says it has to make to balance the books. One change already announced is 300 full time redundancies amongst its 2,000 strong full time workforce over the first six months of the next financial year.   While libraries and One Stop shops will be combined, […]

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B&NES warns of more cuts to come.

The costs involved in funding adult social care and children’s services are not making it any easier for Bath and North East Somerset Council to balance its books. Almost three quarters of all councils in England that deliver social care are struggling to balance their budgets, and are overspending, and most have already made stringent […]

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Council faces biggest financial squeeze in years.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is looking to have to take some tough decisions if it is to balance its budget for the years ahead – as it faces the biggest squeeze in years  on its financial resources The authority has published a series of proposals to achieve the £49 million of savings needed […]

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Where your money goes.

The Council are holding a series of budget consultation meetings across the Communities of Bath and North East Somerset. These meetings provide people with the opportunity to hear about the Councils financial plans for the next four years. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and feed into the discussions on the budget proposals. […]

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