Budget consultation 2005

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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 23/11/2005 - 16/12/2005
Undertaken by Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit


Number in sample 3773
Number of responses 2220
Response rate 58%
Key findings Primary and secondary education (56%), crime prevention (55%), and services for older people (55%) are the highest spending priorities. Museums and galleries are seen as the services that should be the lowest priorities for spending next year (53%).

The average increase that all panel members would be prepared to pay is 3.2%.

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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