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East Ayrshire Council

Council Tax premium for second homes

At the recent meeting of Cabinet it was agreed that from 1 July 2024, Council Tax charges for second homes will be increased with the introduction of a premium of 100%, which means that the standard charge will double.


Budget looks to the long-term with £40m investment

East Ayrshire Council's 2024/25 budget has been approved with cross-party collaboration.

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Have your say as Council Management Team takes to the road

East Ayrshire Council is preparing to launch its budget consultation for 2024/25, against a backdrop of rising costs for delivering public services and a £7 million funding gap in the next year alone. Residents, businesses and communities are being invited to have their say on the Council’s budget priorities, by taking part in a series of in-person events and an online survey.

East Ayrshire Council

Council budget recognises local pressures

East Ayrshire Council’s budget for 2023/24 has been approved, receiving the full agreement of all 32 elected members. Following an extended adjournment of meeting proceedings on Thursday, the agreed priorities for the year ahead include anti-social behaviour, half price school meals, civic pride and support for local tenants.

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Making the most of every penny - Council sets out plans to spend Shared Prosperity money

East Ayrshire Council’s plans to put their successful bid for a portion of the UK Government’s £2.6 billion Shared Prosperity Fund to good use were set out and approved at this week’s Cabinet meeting.

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Two weeks to have your say on Council’s future budget

East Ayrshire Council is seeking the views of individuals and communities over the next two weeks as they prepare to set the revenue budget for 2023/24.

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Corporate strategic framework gains Council approval

East Ayrshire councillors recently approved a suite of strategic reports as part of a five year corporate framework which will ensure the Council is well equipped to deliver the best possible outcomes for local communities, with a clear focus on good governance and continuous improvement.