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Worcester City Council sets £12m budget

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Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.7 million net budget for 2024-25, including a range of initiatives to support residents' top priority of enhancing and sustaining this beautiful city for future generations. The year ahead will see the City Council investing in the city's heritage and riverside, a new bike hire scheme for the city, new...

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£2 million savings delivered by Worcester City Council

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More than £2 million of savings have been found by Worcester City Council over the last ten months, after it previously identified a funding gap of £2.25 million for the 2024-25 financial year. The figures from earlier this year also pointed to that gap widening to £2.76 million by 2025-26, due to rising costs that include a 94% jump in gas and ele...

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Council agrees action to close £2.25 million funding gap and deliver services for Worcester

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Councillors have agreed a series of measures to ensure Worcester City Council can reach its £2.25 million savings target and continue to deliver services to city residents. Rising costs had put the Council in a position where it would potentially not be able to set a balanced budget for the 2024-25 financial year without using a significant amount ...

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Council to consider £35k spending boost on controlling city’s gulls

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Worcester City Council's Environment Committee is set to consider increasing the budget for work to control gull numbers in the city by £35,300 next year. The proposal is included in a report that will be considered by the committee on Tuesday 1 November, which sets out the impact of steps taken this year to keep the birds' population under control...

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Council to consider extra help for residents on the cost of living crisis

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Worcester City Council is set to consider taking extra steps to help local residents cope with the cost of living crisis. Rising energy prices and food bills are affecting everyone, but it is vulnerable low-income families which are being hit hardest by the situation. In July this year, the Council declared a cost of living crisis and is now workin...

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First payments of £150 energy rebate made to Worcester Council Tax payers

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Worcester City Council has issued the first payments of the £150 energy rebate to residents. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and is being paid out by local councils.Everyone in Worcester who pays their Council Tax by direct debit should now have received the payment directly into their bank a...

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£150 energy rebate for Worcester Council Tax payers

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Worcester City Council is making final arrangements to pay the £150 energy rebate to households in the city that are registered to pay Council Tax. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and it is to be paid out by local councils. In Worcester, households that pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit w...

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Worcester City Council sets £12.26m budget

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Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.26 million net budget for 2022-23, including a range of initiatives to boost the city's economy as the recovery from the Covid pandemic picks up pace. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, new play and community facilities, and celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee and the Commonweal...

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