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Council tax rise and controversial cut to Citizens Advice funding as Suffolk County Council budget approved

14 February 2019
Council tax rise and controversial cut to Citizens Advice funding as Suffolk County Council budget approved

Council tax rise and controversial cut to Citizens Advice funding as Suffolk County Council budget approved

14 February 2019

With the 12.7 per cent policing precept increase and expected three per cent rises at district councils, most Band B properties face a £65 increase.


Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

14 February 2019
Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

14 February 2019

The number of county lines had reduced from 40 a year ago to 19, it has been claimed


Unison fears Suffolk County Council's new absence policy will 'punish staff'

12 February 2019
Unison fears Suffolk County Council's new absence policy will 'punish staff'

Unison fears Suffolk County Council's new absence policy will 'punish staff'

12 February 2019

Union bosses have said new measures introduced by Suffolk County Council to turn around high sickness rates will only serve to punish staff.


Transition Guide launched to support Suffolk children with special educational needs

10 February 2019
Transition Guide launched to support Suffolk children with special educational needs

Transition Guide launched to support Suffolk children with special educational needs

10 February 2019

A guide to help teenagers with special educational needs progress into adulthood has been published as part of a major revamp of provision in Suffolk.


Calls to protect Citizens Advice made to Suffolk County Council

07 February 2019
Calls to protect Citizens Advice made to Suffolk County Council

Calls to protect Citizens Advice made to Suffolk County Council

07 February 2019

Divisive cuts to the £368,000 Citizens Advice grant over two years has been put forward by the Conservative administration.


Attempt to call in decision to cut Citizens Advice funding in Suffolk fails

06 February 2019
Attempt to call in decision to cut Citizens Advice funding in Suffolk fails

Attempt to call in decision to cut Citizens Advice funding in Suffolk fails

06 February 2019

A challenge to plans to axe funding to Citizens Advice at Suffolk County Council has failed to gain traction.


New mental health plan for Suffolk seeks radical reform

04 February 2019
New mental health plan for Suffolk seeks radical reform

New mental health plan for Suffolk seeks radical reform

04 February 2019

Experts behind a new mental health plan in Suffolk say a widespread culture change is needed, and urged all health bosses to get behind the proposals.


Suffolk Fire Service to hold consultation on proposals to cut responses to automatic fire alarms

02 February 2019
Suffolk Fire Service to hold consultation on proposals to cut responses to automatic fire alarms

Suffolk Fire Service to hold consultation on proposals to cut responses to automatic fire alarms

02 February 2019

Fire crews in Suffolk could dramatically reduce the number of automatic fire alarm calls they attend under new plans.


Plans to build homes refused

01 February 2019
Plans to build homes refused

Plans to build homes refused

01 February 2019

Planning application declined amid concerns over pedestrian and highway safety.


UPDATED: Challenge to council plans to axe Citizens Advice funding fails

31 January 2019
UPDATED: Challenge to council plans to axe Citizens Advice funding fails

UPDATED: Challenge to council plans to axe Citizens Advice funding fails

31 January 2019

Suffolk County Council recommended a phased in cut to Citizens Advice services over two years.


Council tax bills in Suffolk set for £65 rise after budget proposals approved

30 January 2019
Council tax bills in Suffolk set for £65 rise after budget proposals approved

Council tax bills in Suffolk set for £65 rise after budget proposals approved

30 January 2019

Homes across Suffolk are set to see their council tax bills rise by around £65 from April, after county council budget proposals were approved.


Taxi fares to rise

28 January 2019
Taxi fares to rise

Taxi fares to rise

28 January 2019

Forest Heath passengers to be the most affected.


Council-owned investment firm could borrow another £50m to invest in property outside Suffolk

26 January 2019
Council-owned investment firm could borrow another £50m to invest in property outside Suffolk

Council-owned investment firm could borrow another £50m to invest in property outside Suffolk

26 January 2019

A council-owned investment firm, which has come under fire for acquiring sites outside Suffolk, could borrow another £50m to invest in more property.


Council hopes to demonstrate five-year land supply by March

25 January 2019
Council hopes to demonstrate five-year land supply by March

Council hopes to demonstrate five-year land supply by March

25 January 2019

Mid Suffolk District Council announces consultation.


Citizens Advice funding cuts remain as part of Suffolk County Council's budget

23 January 2019
Citizens Advice funding cuts remain as part of Suffolk County Council's budget

Citizens Advice funding cuts remain as part of Suffolk County Council's budget

23 January 2019

More than £10 million of cutbacks remain in Suffolk County Council’s budget – with plans to phase out Citizens Advice grants still set to go ahead.


Business rate scheme which generated over £10m for Suffolk will not continue

22 January 2019
Business rate scheme which generated over £10m for Suffolk will not continue

Business rate scheme which generated over £10m for Suffolk will not continue

22 January 2019

A funding pot, which generated more than £10 million for regeneration projects across Suffolk, will not continue next year, it has emerged.


Hundreds of special educational needs places to be created

21 January 2019
Hundreds of special educational needs places to be created

Hundreds of special educational needs places to be created

21 January 2019

£45.1m to be pumped into creating special needs places in schools.


Council plans to support unemployed young people across west Suffolk

21 January 2019
Council plans to support unemployed young people across west Suffolk

Council plans to support unemployed young people across west Suffolk

21 January 2019

Funding earmarked for scheme with West Suffolk College.


Babergh faces further four years of tax rises as district braces for 'most difficult time financially' ever

19 January 2019
Babergh faces further four years of tax rises as district braces for 'most difficult time financially' ever

Babergh faces further four years of tax rises as district braces for 'most difficult time financially' ever

19 January 2019

Babergh is set to face a further four years of tax rises – as the district braces itself for the “most difficult time financially” it has ever seen.


Suffolk County Council axes unpaid leave plan

17 January 2019
Suffolk County Council axes unpaid leave plan

Suffolk County Council axes unpaid leave plan

17 January 2019

Plans to force all staff to take a day of unpaid leave each year as part of cost-cutting measures have been scrapped following union pressure.