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York's council opens up the accounts


3:17pm 20th October 2011

City of York Council has provided the independent York Fairness Commission with details of all the budget saving options that were considered for the current year (2011/12) and savings targets for the next two years.

Council leaders hope that the information will help the Commissioners advise how the authority can best use its budget to address deprivation, exclusion and inequality in the city. The council is still working on the savings options for 2012-14 and will take the Fairness Commission’s views into account when making its decisions.

Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council said:

“We are committed to ensuring that the council is transparent and open.

"We hope that by sharing officers’ budget options that were considered earlier this year for the current spending year, and information on the savings targets we think we will have to meet for the spending year which will starts in April 2012, the Commissioners will get a sense of the tough choices facing the authority.

“We hope that they will use this information, together with the feedback from the public meetings, to help advise the council and its partners how to tackle inequality and unfairness in the city.”


Cabinet - 11-12 Budget Proposals v2 (xls)

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