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£4m boost for public services
Published 22/02/14



A £4 MILLION windfall will be spent on improving Oxfordshire’s public services, the county council has said.

In December, the authority learned it was to receive more money from the Government this year than it had budgeted for. It then discovered that it would receive a higher share of business rates from across the county than expected. The council’s cabinet has recommended ways of spending the extra cash as part of its budget-setting process for 2014 to 2018.

A total of £1 million will go towards highway maintenance and £400,000 will be set aside for problems arising from flooding and winter weather.

Most of the remainder will be invested in adult social care and services for children and adults with learning disabilities.

The council still has to make about £64 million of savings over the next four years, of which it has planned just under half. It says it has made savings of about £170 million since 2010.

Council leader Ian Hudspeth said: “We propose to put this extra money into areas that we see as priorities, involving services that universally affect all Oxfordshire people and those that make provision for specific sections of our community, including vulnerable people.

“However, we still have to save a huge amount of money before 2018. We will work hard to make these savings in as fair and equitable a way as possible.”


Published 22/02/14

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