Budget consultation 2012
|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 2013/2014.|
Budget and council priorities
|Commissioned by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||14/11/2012 - 07/12/2012|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
|Number in sample||3136|
|Number of responses||1496|
|Key findings||Services for older people, primary and secondary education and crime prevention are seen as the highest spending priorities for the coming years (53%, 45% and 44% respectively).
As in the 2011 and 2010 surveys, museums are seen as the service that should be the lowest priority for spending in the coming years (40%).
Adult education, country parks, open spaces and picnic sites and welfare rights are seen as the next lowest priorities (30%, 28% and 27%).
Four fifths of respondents agree that they can appreciate that in the current climate there are difficult budget decisions that the county council needs to make (82%).
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