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Tax rise and Citizens Advice funding cuts approved in Suffolk County Council's budget

21 February 2019
Tax rise and Citizens Advice funding cuts approved in Suffolk County Council's budget

Tax rise and Citizens Advice funding cuts approved in Suffolk County Council's budget

21 February 2019

Suffolk County Council’s budget, which features a 4 per cent council tax rise and cuts to funding to Citizens Advice services, was given the go-ahead.


Suffolk County Council reserves warning

21 February 2019
Suffolk County Council reserves warning

Suffolk County Council reserves warning

21 February 2019

Suffolk County Council’s entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.


Council tax increase for Forest Heath homes as first budget for new West Suffolk Council agreed

21 February 2019
Council tax increase for Forest Heath homes as first budget for new West Suffolk Council agreed

Council tax increase for Forest Heath homes as first budget for new West Suffolk Council agreed

21 February 2019

Forest Heath homes will see a small increase in council tax of £4.95 (for a Band D property) for the year, while St Edmundsbury’s remains unchanged.


Babergh District Council approves Council Tax increase and £25m loan

20 February 2019
Babergh District Council approves Council Tax increase and £25m loan

Babergh District Council approves Council Tax increase and £25m loan

20 February 2019

Multi-million loan to be pumped into CIFCO commercial property enterprise.


Green calls for CIFCO sales

19 February 2019
Green calls for CIFCO sales

Green calls for CIFCO sales

19 February 2019

Calls for controversial out-of-county investments in commercial and retail property to be sold and money to be pumped into housebuilding


New bid for 138 homes in Combs

18 February 2019
New bid for 138 homes in Combs

New bid for 138 homes in Combs

18 February 2019

Developer's fresh application after 160-home scheme rejected.


Task force set up to tackle youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools

18 February 2019
Task force set up to tackle youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools

Task force set up to tackle youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools

18 February 2019

Pupil referral units to be established.


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.