Toggle mobile menu visibility

Council leader reacts to Chancellor's budget

Norfolk County Council, 15 March 2023 00:00

County council leader Councillor Andrew Proctor said: "It's good news for us all to hear the economy is on the right track for growth and that inflation is coming down.

"I welcome the way the Government is continuing cost of living support measures, including the extended energy price guarantee and the 12 month freeze on fuel duty. And the measures on childcare and pensions should help attract skilled people back into work and boost our economy.

"I'm encouraged to hear about regeneration funding and retention of 100 per cent of business rates for areas with elected leaders. We await further details but it's another reason to finalise our county devolution deal and get Norfolk's economy moving.

"However, councils still face major pressures. The promised one per cent annual growth in departmental budgets from next year will not be sufficient, especially in areas of high demand like adult social care. That means more tough decisions on spending and Council Tax.

"That's why we will continue to press the case for investing in councils, so we can protect vulnerable people, provide vital services and promote economic growth."

Last modified: 17 July 2024 13:48

Share this page

Facebook icon Twitter icon Email icon


Print icon