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Babergh cabinet approves increases in tax bill and council house rents

Babergh cabinet approves increases in tax bill and council house rents

Babergh cabinet approves increases in tax bill and council house rents

The council’s cabinet on Thursday agreed the first draft of the budget, which must now go to full council next month.


Task force calls for restoration of £368,000 grant for Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Task force calls for restoration of £368,000 grant for Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Task force calls for restoration of £368,000 grant for Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Despite the recommendations from the task force’s report, the county council has failed to commit to more funding.


Sudbury Town Council voices anger at £35,000 shortfall in funding for Advice Centre

Sudbury Town Council voices anger at £35,000 shortfall in funding for Advice Centre

Sudbury Town Council voices anger at £35,000 shortfall in funding for Advice Centre

Town councillor Jenny Antill branded plans to significantly reduce funding for the Sudbury Advice Centre as “disgraceful”.


Transfer of parking enforcement in Suffolk to go before Parliament for approval

Transfer of parking enforcement in Suffolk to go before Parliament for approval

Transfer of parking enforcement in Suffolk to go before Parliament for approval

A three-week period, where MPs can debate it, must now take place and, once signed off, preparations will be made for the changes to be introduced.


Babergh District Council proposes 3 per cent tax rise in 2020/21 budget

Babergh District Council proposes 3 per cent tax rise in 2020/21 budget

Babergh District Council proposes 3 per cent tax rise in 2020/21 budget

The budget, if it is approved, would see an average band D property in Babergh pay £5 more per year in council tax.


Fears raised over impacts of financial restructure on Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Fears raised over impacts of financial restructure on Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Fears raised over impacts of financial restructure on Citizens Advice in Suffolk

The matter was raised on Tuesday, when the reinstatement of a £120,000 annual grant was discussed – a year after it was announced funding would cease.


Babergh District Council to consider new penalties for tax fraud

Babergh District Council to consider new penalties for tax fraud

Babergh District Council to consider new penalties for tax fraud

Fines aimed at deterring council tax fraud could be introduced in Babergh, if proposals being discussed next week are approved.


New £3m funding pot for community projects in Suffolk announced

New £3m funding pot for community projects in Suffolk announced

New £3m funding pot for community projects in Suffolk announced

A £3million pot has been formed to fund projects such as new speed cameras, electric charging points or new cycle lanes over 12 months.


Council tax bill in Suffolk set to rise by 4 per cent in 2020/21

Council tax bill in Suffolk set to rise by 4 per cent in 2020/21

Council tax bill in Suffolk set to rise by 4 per cent in 2020/21

It means from the county’s portion of council tax alone, a Band B property will pay £40 a year more.


Grant funding restored to Citizens Advice in Suffolk after county council U-turn

Grant funding restored to Citizens Advice in Suffolk after county council U-turn

Grant funding restored to Citizens Advice in Suffolk after county council U-turn

Finance chiefs confirmed in the first draft of the council’s budget for next year that it would be restoring a CAB grant of £360,000 over three years.


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