Here's how Southampton City Council plans to spend its £5.8m windfall

Here's how Southamptn City Council plans to spend its £5.8m windfall

Here's how Southamptn City Council plans to spend its £5.8m windfall

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Southampton City Council, which is facing £20 million worth of cuts, has received a £5.8m windfall.

Here's how they plan to spend it.

  •  Covering existing overspend in budget – £500,000
  •  Money to council reserves – £663,400
  •  ‘Transition fund’ for changes to children’s social care – £1m
  •   Easing impact of council tax benefit removal – £918,900
  •   Leader’s “get economy moving” fund – £500,000
  • Provision for late Government changes (to reserves if not spent) – £500,000
  • Contingency for successful business rate appeals – £500,000
  • Youth support services – £193,000
  • District centre parking charges – £70,000 n Libraries – £100,000
  • Changes to charges for adult day care – £125,000
  • Children’s service management redesign/ centralisation of support team – £319,000
  • Revised contracts with children’s sector voluntary services – £204,000
  • Learning support – school standards – £67,000
  • Jigsaw Disability Service – £32,000
  • Mayor’s car – £40,000

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8:54am Wed 30 Jan 13

Mr E says...

Nice to see the Mayor getting a new motor.

The citizens of Southampton will all benefit from that.
Nice to see the Mayor getting a new motor. The citizens of Southampton will all benefit from that. Mr E
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8:56am Wed 30 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

I'm so glad this council has put some aside to ease the changes to council tax benefit removal,,,,,the welfare reform changes due in April will force a lot of people into more hardship.

Also glad a contingency fund put aside,,,just in case fatty boy Pickles changes his mind (again)

Don't agree with the amount of contingency for business rate appeals, if he business rate was worked correctly in the 1st place there would be no need to appeals, also the Leader Economy Fund seems more of slush fund fro Cllr Williams
I'm so glad this council has put some aside to ease the changes to council tax benefit removal,,,,,the welfare reform changes due in April will force a lot of people into more hardship. Also glad a contingency fund put aside,,,just in case fatty boy Pickles changes his mind (again) Don't agree with the amount of contingency for business rate appeals, if he business rate was worked correctly in the 1st place there would be no need to appeals, also the Leader Economy Fund seems more of slush fund fro Cllr Williams Outside of the Box
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8:59am Wed 30 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

Mr E wrote:
Nice to see the Mayor getting a new motor.

The citizens of Southampton will all benefit from that.
The money set aside for the Mayors car is not for a new car,,,,its salary for the chauffeur who also doubles up as a town sergeant when not chauffeuring the Mayor to official functions.
[quote][p][bold]Mr E[/bold] wrote: Nice to see the Mayor getting a new motor. The citizens of Southampton will all benefit from that.[/p][/quote]The money set aside for the Mayors car is not for a new car,,,,its salary for the chauffeur who also doubles up as a town sergeant when not chauffeuring the Mayor to official functions. Outside of the Box
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9:34am Wed 30 Jan 13

sotonboy84 says...

Where's the windfall from?
Where's the windfall from? sotonboy84
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9:38am Wed 30 Jan 13

Stillness says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Where's the windfall from?
Us.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: Where's the windfall from?[/p][/quote]Us. Stillness
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11:04am Wed 30 Jan 13

The Music Man says...

so....what are they actually spending it on? Makes no sense to me
so....what are they actually spending it on? Makes no sense to me The Music Man
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12:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

I thought the mayor's car was sponsored by a local garage. (Some Vauxhall's got nicked over the week end ;) nudge, nudge.)
I thought the mayor's car was sponsored by a local garage. (Some Vauxhall's got nicked over the week end ;) nudge, nudge.) bazzeroz
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