Are there any limits on council tax increases?

In 2012, the government introduced a rule which means that any proposal to increase council tax by 2% For the first three years, councils were given a further incentive to avoid council tax rises all together. The government gave “freeze grants” to councils that didn’t impose any increase – worth the equivalent of a 1% tax rise each year. Those grants have now come to an end. However a higher figure of 5%, before a referendum is triggered, has become a factor this time round because of the introduction of the social care precept. And this could see a increase every year up to and including the financial year 2019-2020[…]

Council completes senior management restructure saving £500,000

The Council has now announced that  a restructure of Peterborough City Council’s senior management team has now been completed. The council’s Employment Committee met last Thursday (12 February 2015) and interviewed for the four new posts which form part of the new structure. As a result, the city council has announced that the following people will take up the new posts from Monday 2 March 2015: Wendi Ogle-Welbourn has been appointed Corporate Director: People and Communities with a salary of £135,000. The role is the result of a merger of the three existing director roles of Executive Director of Children’s Services, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health and Director for Communities, resulting in[…]