Budget consultation 2007
|Purpose||To obtain an indication of the service areas that residents believe should be budget priorities for 2008/2009.
To obtain an understanding of what residents perceive to be an acceptable level of increase in Council Tax for 2008/2009.
Budget and council priorities
|Commissioned by||Phil Maynard - Resources Finance|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||21/11/2007 - 14/12/2007|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence|
|Number in sample||1749|
|Number of responses||1172|
|Key findings||Services for older people (54%), primary and secondary education (50%) and crime prevention (49%) are seen as the highest priorities for spending in the next year. These were also the top priorities in 2005 and 2006.
The mean increase that all panel members would be prepared to pay is 2.9% (including the 24% who wanted no increase).
Of those prepared to pay an increase in Council Tax, the mean increase panel members would be prepared to pay is 3.8% (76% of the panel).
|Outcomes||The findings from this survey were distributed to councillors and taken as evidence used in the budget decision and council tax increase for 2008/9.|
Marked up questionnaire(s)
For more information about this research contact:
Minutes from full council meeting discussing the 2008/9 budget: