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Budget Proposals, Business Rates and Breakfast

There was a good attendance at this Runnymede Business Partnership/Runnymede Borough Council

(RBC) breakfast forum meeting, held at the CivicCentre on 18 January.

 

This annual event is to update local businesses on the Council’s regeneration strategy, consult and

update them on their 2018-19 budget proposals and the business rates bills for next year. The Leader of the Council, Councillor Nick Prescot, advised that the Council is in a good financial position. Chief Executive, Paul Turrell, said that

to maintain and improve services the Council must continue with their property investment strategy and other income generating activities. Meanwhile, RBC will complete Addlestone One, (Summer 2018), and Egham Leisure Centre and implement plans for Egham town phase 1 regeneration.

 

The Council will continue to look at ways of improving interaction and communication with residents and

businesses.

 

Corporate Head of Resources, Peter McKenzie, told delegates that the impact of government cuts (-22.8% for RBC 17/18-18/19) cannot be made up from Council Tax, as RBC has one of the lowest in the UK. However, the Council has a balanced budget, with no reductions in service.

 

If your business is based in Runnymede Borough and you would like to be invited to our future events, please email your business name and full contact details to: joanna.swatridge@runnymede.gov.uk

 

 

 

Attendance      52 delegates

 

Feedback

 

Useful update on local issues and impacts

 

First time attended. Very helpful and informative

 

Very helpful to gauge what’s going on in the community & network with key individuals

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