Since the Tories took control of the Council in May 2018, the usable revenue financial reserves level has rapidly declined despite an increase in overall funding. The budget paper to be presented […]
In this year’s Annual report, Cllr Roulstone ( Cabinet member for Finance) stated: A casual reader of this would be led to believe that the Council had set a balanced budget at […]
Since May 2018, there have been a number of reports presented to the Cabinet about gaps in the Council budget: 2018 / 19 – £21m gap ( £12m caused by the overspend […]
Council finds £5.3m new savings! Choose to save care/library services, or create 11 more senior management jobs costing £500k pa?
The Council Cabinet will be discussing its 2018/19 Budget next week following a period of consultation at the end of 2017. It found savings in the budget of £5.3m principally due to: […]
Derby City Council propose cutting 100% of all Voluntary Sector grants: Do they know the consequences?
In my earlier article, “Derby City Council has “lost the plot” on Voluntary Sector Grants” I provided a critique of the Council’s most recent consultation into the funding of the Voluntary, Community […]
Derby City Council issued their 2016-19 Budget Consultation, yesterday. This makes proposals for how they will deliver the plan for the next 3 years and is open for public feedback by 5 […]
Last week, Ranjit Banwait, the leader of Derby City Council re-invigorated the “Big Conversation”. Despite the recent consultation in 2014, the Council sees the need to ask the public again, essentially the […]
Although the Council has issued a comprehensive 95 page report entitled “Derby’s 15 Year Vision and Budget Consultation 2015 to 2018” there seems to be some misunderstanding and mis-directed skepticism with the […]