Budget consultation 2011
|Purpose||To obtain an indication of the service areas that residents believe should be budget priorities for the coming years; and to obtain an understanding of what residents perceive to be an acceptable level of increase in Council Tax for 2012/2013.|
Budget and council priorities
|Commissioned by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||09/11/2011 - 02/12/2011|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
|Number in sample||2794|
|Number of responses||1619|
|Key findings||Services for older people, primary and secondary education and repairing roads and bridges are seen as the highest spending priorities for the coming years (57%, 46% and 39% respectively).
As in the 2010 and 2009 surveys, museums are seen as the service that should be the lowest priority for spending in the coming years (52%). Country parks, open spaces and picnic sites and adult education are seen as the next lowest priorities (31% and 28%).
The majority of respondents feel they could not support an increase in Council Tax (87%). Only one in twenty respondents feel they could support an increase in Council Tax of 3% or more (6%).
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