Tables just published show that Chorley is the only Council in Lancashire to show an increase in Spending Power per Household over last year. This reflects on the new homes and businesses coming to the Borough over recent years.
In 2013/14 Chorley's spending power per household will increase to £312, whilst Burnley Council will have a spending power of £448 and Ribble Valley a spending power of £261 per household. Together with Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Fire and Rescue, spending power will be a combined £2,066 per household within a range from £2,202 to £2,015 across Lancashire.
Chorley is just one of sixty-three district councils in England to show no-change or an increase in spending power.
This reflects well on the past Conservative Council, and we only hope that the 7-month old Labour Council will be able to hold back on their usual enthusiasm to spend up and max out the credit cards.