Chancellor's Statement: Coronavirus Support

Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced bold new measures to support, businesses, workers and the economy against Covid 19.

Firstly, on businesses continuity:

Budget 2020: Coronavirus Support

York Conservatives Group Leader and Councillor for Strensall ward, Paul Doughty, who is Chair of City of York’s Health Scrutiny Committee has given “welcome encouragement to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledging a £30 Billion package to help the UK economy in response to the Coronavirus and recogni

Cllr Paul Doughty's Speech at February's Budget Full Council


It gives me great pleasure to deliver the Conservative Party amendment to this budget. I would like to start by thanking officers that have assisted us with the preparation of the amendment, whether in Directorates in general or particularly in Finance.

York Conservative Councillors Present Budget Amendments

At Thursday’s Budget Council City of York’s Conservative Group will deliver the attached amendment which will see a focus on frontline services rather than spin and waste and will limit the rise in council tax by 0.5%, whilst also adding more money to reserves, reversing the hikes to parking char