Council HQ at Cloonavin in Coleraine.
ROCKETING inflation, pay hikes and revenue streams lost to the pandemic have left the local council needing an extra £5.9m to maintain its current level of service over the coming financial year.
And so, as Causeway Coast and Glens councillors prepare to strike rates for 2022/23, they are being asked to consider “efficiencies” in a bid to keep bills as close to last year's as possible.
Minutes of January's Finance Committee meeting describe the council's £5.9m “adverse position” as “a worst case scenario”.
Senior officer are working under the assumption it will reduce by at least 50 per cent.
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