The council leader says yesterday's offer from the Minister to review the IW funding does not help their immediate budget setting decision-making and he's also concerned about the lack of timescales to completing the review.
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Andrew Turner made a second speech in the House of Commons today. Within it he mentions the need for resources being shared most fully. It's unclear what that means.
Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 6:19pm
By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments
With the huge cuts to funding from the government, the Isle of Wight council are on the cusp of having to slash many services in the coming financial year. However, it appears a frenzy of negotiations yesterday may have paid off.
Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 4:29pm
By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments
Tonight's meeting is important - it's examining the council's budget.
Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 5:03pm
By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments
The average Band D household in Newport will pay 38.4p per week council tax from April 2016 it was agreed at last night's meeting.
Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 3:24pm
By Maxine Yule with one comment
The council will now have to make cuts to many discretionary services on the Isle of Wight, after the government snubs their plea for more cash.
Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 12:05pm
By IW Council Press Office with 49 readers' comments
The Isle of Wight council have submitted their formal response to the DfT public consultation on the future of Island Line. Read the letter from CEO, John Metcalfe.
Monday, 8th February, 2016 11:21am
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
If you've reported a problem to Island Roads through their online reporting system, you may find piles of email in your inbox. Island Roads say they're "working to resolve the problem as a matter of urgency".
Monday, 8th February, 2016 10:35am
By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments
The council isn't happy with David Cameron's response to being asked how the council will be able to fund itself, after the Government has proposed slashing its payments.
Friday, 5th February, 2016 3:24pm
By IW Council Press Office with 35 readers' comments
Around £3.3m of savings (cuts) to Isle of Wight services need to be made in the next financial year, however the latest budget proposals from the council look designed to protect the most vulnerable people on the Island.
Thursday, 4th February, 2016 2:24pm
By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments