Budget consultation 2004
||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
||Phil Maynard, Finance group
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
24/11/2004 - 17/12/2004
||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit
|Number in sample
|Number of responses
||Almost all areas of council services have four in five of the panel rating them as either very or fairly important to develop. The most important development priorities were considered to be in services for children and families, services for older people, waste disposal, schools and services for people with a disability. Only libraries had more respondents rating it not important than important to develop.
A third of the panel would not accept any increase in Council Tax. Only one in seven (14%) of respondents would accept Lancashire County Council's preferred increase of 6.7%. The mean increase panel members would be prepared to pay is 2.8%, similar to the 3% found in the 2003 report.
Marked up questionnaire(s)
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