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Council tax increase
Choose how much money we spend in different areas each year. For more detailed control over an area's budget choose More detail.
We have a number of ways that we can generate money. Choose how you would like us to bring money in.
The council receives income from the parking charges levied in its car parks, on-street parking bays and from resident and business permit holders in its controlled parking zones. Additionally it receives income from its enforcement of local parking controls. In order to raise more income, the council could increase charges, expansion of controlled parking zones and hours of operation, increase the number of on street pay and display bays, and extend parking controls and enforcement activity. Income could be generated from the introduction of parking charges for motorcycles and residents parking permits for second/third vehicles and for for all visitor permits.
Culture Liverpool: The Culture Service in Liverpool delivers the city’s events programme and funds the city’s cultural funding programme (ACIP). It also houses the Liverpool Film Unit and the city’s International Relations function.
The service delivers 13 major outdoor events and allocates some £8.4 million (over two years) of funding to 89 organisations via a funding system which introduced three separate funding streams to bring an improved structure to the City’s arts funding programme. This also includes working with the arts and cultural sector to coordinate the annual programme of culture and events to secure maximum value for the city’s investment. From the Mathew Street Festival to Africa Oye, from community theatre in Dingle to community choirs in Anfield, we support the delivery of culture in all corners of the city. The majority of this activity is free and is brought to an annual audience of 1 million people. They see over 1200 performances and 150 events per year. The programme brings in an estimated £30m in economic benefit to the City and enables Cultural organisations to attract a further £25m in funding. It continues to raise Liverpool’s profile internationally. Over 50 international fact finding delegations every year and the programme is crucial to our ability to attract investment and tourism.
This includes fees for planning and building control services.
Tourism: The Tourism service maximises the economic impact of tourism to Liverpool (most recently estimated at £1.7billion income and supporting 25,000 jobs) and develops and delivers the tourism strategy for the city with partners. The service delivers high quality tourist information services and also manages and markets the City of Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal. The service improves the visitors' experience of Liverpool, and provides the point of contact for the tourism industry into the City Council.
Introduction of charges for pavement cafe licensing and pavement advertising, increased income from highway advertising and the introduction of charges for street naming and numbering as already done by other Merseyside authorities.
We are always looking to be more efficient. Some efficiencies may affect services and staff, and they can be unpopular. Choose the ways you would like us to be more efficient.
Explore opportunities to find external providers who may be able to provide an appropriate level of service for less than the council.