Equality News Update: 3% tax rise and package of cuts voted through

Fife Council voted for a 3% tax rise from April 2018, with Band D going up a level to £1186.09 per year, rent by 4.9% along with a set of difficult decisions in order to reduce the budget by £12.8 million.

The impact of cuts approximate the loss of 190 full-time equivalent posts. Funds have been pledged to expand breakfast clubs, the Quid a Kid and summer swims schemes among others.

If you are worried about the possible impact of reduction or cuts to services that you access in Fife, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Elric at Fife Centre for Equalities

Keeping a keen eye on equality-related issues and news. Development Officer at Fife Centre for Equalities.