Ipswich Borough Council’s budget proposals for 2020 / 2021 – part of its four-year medium-term financial plan – have been approved.
Frontline services such as a free brown bin service and the summer holiday iCard programme will continue alongside funding support for community groups, a meeting of Council was told on Wednesday evening.
Major savings over the next four-year period were agreed as Council Leader David Ellesmere announced a 1.99% rise in the Borough’s share of council tax (around a fifth of total bills). He said income from the Council’s commercial companies would also help to offset a fall in central government financial support.
The budget was approved by 33 votes to 9, with 3 abstentions.