Budget consultation 2003

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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 Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Life in Lancashire panel
Date 13/11/2003 - 11/12/2003
Undertaken by RBA Research Ltd


Number in sample 1332
Number of responses 751
Response rate 56%
Key findings The service areas with the highest proportions of 'very important' responses are older people (51%), children and families (48%), schools (41%) and waste disposal services (41%).

The percentage increase in Council Tax that respondents would be prepared to pay, just one in six (16%) support the assumed increase of 7% or more.

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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