Budget consultation 2013
|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 2014/2015.|
Budget and council priorities
|Commissioned by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||15/11/2013 - 23/12/2013|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
|Number in sample||2676|
|Number of responses||1266|
|Key findings||Services for older people (60%), repairing roads and bridges (45%) and primary and secondary education (45%) are seen as the highest spending priorities for the coming years.
Country parks, open spaces and picnic sites (28%), adult education (27%) and welfare rights (26%) are seen as the next lowest priorities.
Four-fifths of respondents agree that they appreciate that in the current climate there are difficult budget decisions that the county council needs to make (82%).
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