What happened at Wirral Council’s Cabinet meeting held on the 25th November 2019?

What happened at Wirral Council’s Cabinet meeting held on the 25th November 2019?

What happened at Wirral Council’s Cabinet meeting held on the 25th November 2019?

                                       

Cabinet (Wirral Council) 25th November 2019 (left Vicki Shaw, right Cllr Pat Hackett)
Cabinet (Wirral Council) 25th November 2019 (left Vicki Shaw, right Cllr Pat Hackett)

On Monday morning (25th November 2019) Wallasey Town Hall had a “Preparing for Retirement” course running in Committee Room 2 and in the One Stop Shop the public were explaining why they were struggling to pay their council tax.

Wirral Council’s Cabinet (which was on borrowed time and would itself cease to exist in around 6 months time) met for a somewhat brief 18 minutes in public (video of the meeting can be watched below).
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Lidl offer Wirral Council £820,000 for land north of Upton Fire Station (subject to planning permission and site surveys)

Lidl offer Wirral Council £820,000 for land north of Upton Fire Station (subject to planning permission and site surveys)

Lidl offer Wirral Council £820,000 for land north of Upton Fire Station (subject to planning permission and site surveys)

Cllr Janette Williamson (left) Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources who agreed to the recommendations
Cllr Janette Williamson (left) Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources who agreed to the recommendations

Lidl GB Limited have offered Wirral Council £820,000 for a 0.3 Ha (0.75 acre) piece of land adjacent to Upton Fire Station. However the offer is subject to Lidl being granted planning permission and surveys of the site.
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Wirral Council overspent its budget by £4.327 million in first three months of this financial year!

Wirral Council overspent its budget by £4.327 million in first three months of this financial year!

Wirral Council overspent its budget by £4.327 million in first three months of this financial year!

                                                  

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) 2nd September 2019

Wirral Council Cabinet (2nd September 2019) Cllr Pat Hackett (right) presenting a finance report on quarter 1
Wirral Council Cabinet (2nd September 2019) Cllr Pat Hackett (right) presenting a finance report on quarter 1

In an extremely short seven minute long public meeting of Wirral Council’s Cabinet on Monday morning held at the slightly earlier time of 9.30 am, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources (Cllr Janette Williamson) was not present so Leader of the Council Cllr Pat Hackett gave a verbal summary of the written financial report in her absence.
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Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet recommend council tax rise for 2019-20

Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet recommend council tax rise for 2019-20

Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet recommend council tax rise for 2019-20

                                               

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) Budget Meeting 18th February 2019 Part 1 of 3

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) Budget Meeting 18th February 2019 Part 2 of 3

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) Budget Meeting 18th February 2019 Part 3 of 3

Cllr Janette Williamson (left) addressing Wirral Council’s Cabinet about the 2019-20 Budget 18th February 2019
Cllr Janette Williamson (Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources) (left) addressing Wirral Council’s Cabinet about the 2019-20 Budget 18th February 2019

Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet met yesterday morning to make a recommendation to a public meeting of all Wirral Council councillors to be held on the 4th March 2019 for Wirral Council’s budget for the 2019-20 financial year.
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Will council tax rise by 5.98% for Wirral residents from 2018-19?

Will council tax rise by 5.98% for Wirral residents from 2018-19?

Will council tax rise by 5.98% for Wirral residents from 2018-19?

                                                         

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Budget Cabinet (Wirral Council) 19th February 2018 Part 1 of 2

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Budget Cabinet (Wirral Council) 19th February 2018 Part 2 of 2

Councillor Janette Williamson left Cabinet Member for Finance and Income Generation middle Cllr Stuart Whittingham right Cllr Matthew Patrick Cabinet Wirral Council 19th February 2018
Councillor Janette Williamson left Cabinet Member for Finance and Income Generation middle Cllr Stuart Whittingham right Cllr Matthew Patrick Cabinet Wirral Council 19th February 2018

The author of this piece declares a financial interest in that my wife is liable to pay council tax to Wirral Council for a residential property we both live in on the Wirral.

The piece was possible because of a collaboration with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ).

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the overall increase was 5.2%, when it is in fact 5.98%. This was corrected at 19:22 on the 21.2.18 by JB.


Wirral Council’s Cabinet on Monday morning (19th February 2018) agreed to recommend a 5.99% rise in the Wirral Council element of council tax for 2018-19. You can watch video clips of that public meeting above.
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