Budget consultation 2006

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Purpose Find out residents' budget priorities and obtain an understanding of what residents perceive to be an acceptable level of increase in council tax for the coming financial year.
Subject Budget and council priorities
Commissioned by Phil Maynard, Finance Group
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Life in Lancashire panel
Date 23/11/2006 - 16/12/2006
Undertaken by Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit


Number in sample 1850
Number of responses 1289
Response rate 69%
Key findings Services for older people (54%), crime prevention (53%) and primary and secondary education (50%) are seen as the highest priorities for spending in the next year. Museums and galleries are seen as the service that should be the lowest spending priority (47%).

The mean increase in Council Tax that all panel members (including the 30% who wanted no increase) would be prepared to pay is 3.3%.

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Contact information

For more information about this research contact:

Rebecca Robinson
01772 537787

Mick Edwardson
01772 530290

Email: haveyoursay@lancashire.gov.uk

Related information

Minutes from the full council meeting on budget setting: