Budget consultation 2006
|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.|
Budget and council priorities
|Commissioned by||Phil Maynard, Finance Group|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - postal
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|
|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%.
Marked up questionnaire(s)
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Minutes from the full council meeting on budget setting: