Reports

Bristol councillors vote down Marvin Rees’ final budget after bad-tempered debate

The Greens came under fire for voting against Labour’s plans without providing alternative solutions. With councils going bankrupt elsewhere in the country, the stakes are high as Bristol prepares to ditch its mayoral system.

Bristol City Council is nearly skint: the local government financial crisis explained

Council tenant rents to rise by 7% but parks and library cuts shelved under updated budget plans

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Anger as councillors told not to oppose mayor’s budget

Councillors have been warned there may be legal consequences if they vote against Marvin Rees’s budget.

Reports

Analysis: Budget bust up between Labour councillors and mayor over council house rent freezes

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Video: What’s up with the council cuts consultations?

Transport budget cuts could lead to isolation

Future transfer of transport responsibilities to Metro Mayor expected to save money, but there are fears subsidies cuts could end some services.