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Oxford City Council budget decision

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The Oxford Times: Photograph of the Author

Damian Fantato, Council Reporter, also covering Oxford city centre. Call me on 01865 425429

    Oxford City Council's budget includes cuts of £5.4m by 2018.
  • Parking fees will go up by as much as nine per cent while council house rents will go up by an average of 5.42 per cent.
  • Between 2010 and 2015/16 the council's grant from central government will have fallen by around 47 per cent.


Sandy Wimpole-Smythe 4:50pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Do any of the cuts include reductions in allowances paid to Councillors ?

Score: 1
Myron Blatz 10:20pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Oxford City Council's Labour Group has already 'whipped' suitable support from its politically-driven Councillors to have a majority, so everything else isn't so much 'democratic procedure' as comedic farce, which the people of Oxford will be paying dearly, for years to come, unless voters push Labour out in May, as a result of the continuing Tory-Libdem policy successes at national level.

Score: -2
mytaxes 8:18pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Labour councillor Steve Curran says the county council represents "the forces of darkness".

If this is the level of debate from Labour no wonder our council tax is so high.

Score: 1
Madi50n 5:46pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Surprise! The council votes in a rise 0.01% below the threshold that would trigger a public vote on the rise.

Score: 1

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