Council looks at minimum service level to balance budget

By Mark Conrad | 20 December 2023

A struggling county council wants to determine its legal minimum service level across all services to help close a predicted budget gap.

Hampshire CC estimates that it faces a £42m budget deficit in the 2025-26 financial year – even if it meets strict savings targets before then – and wants to fully assess which costs and services it can cut while still meeting its legal obligations.

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