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Have your say on council tax and council spending

Description: 

Since 2010 the government funding received by councils has reduced by more than 40%. In Merton we have tightened our belts and reduced our spending in all service areas so that we can live within our means. We have also raised charges where we can, and will continue to use our reserves where available to slow down some of the impact of the cuts.

We want to know what you think about the challenge we face and what choices we should be making.

Summary of results: 

A full report of the results will be made to Cabinet on 12 December 2016. The initial top line figures are: 

We had 2,203 responses, with 1435 (65%) online and 768 (35%) on paper.

Agreement with the 2011 July principles:

  • Strongly agree 24%
  • Agree 55%
  • Disagree 9%
  • Strongly disagree 4%
  • Don't know 8%

Highest priority services:

  • Care for adults - 81%
  • Children’s care – 65%
  • Rubbish and litter – 50%

Lowest priority services:

  • Activities for young people – 49%
  • Leisure – 39%
  • Roads and pavements – 39%

Council tax levels:

  • Freeze – 22%
  • 1.99% increase – 12%
  • 2% increase – 17%
  • 3.99% increase – 48%
Consultation start date09 September 2016
Consultation end date04 November 2016


For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Organisation
Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Contact
Mr Kris Witherington
Contact Numbers
Phone: 020 8545 3896