Businesses called upon for views on council cuts

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FIRMS in Portsmouth are being invited to give their views on upcoming council budget decisions at a special event.

Portsmouth City Council is holding a breakfast meeting at the guildhall on Wednesday, October 22 to give the business community a chance to have their say on where priorities should lie.

The council has made savings of £59m in the past four years and needs to make further savings of £37m over the next three years. This equates to 25 per cent of the organisation’s controllable spending over the same period.

Council leader, Councillor Donna Jones, said: ‘I am keen to hear the views of businesses to help us decide how to provide the services that shape our great waterfront city. By consulting with businesses, residents and service users, we’re aiming to manage the reduction in spending as best we can.’

The meeting will take place from 8am to 9am. It will include coffee and networking opportunities from 7.30am.

To register for the event search ‘budget’ at portsmouth.gov.uk