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Budget 2017-18


The budget for 2017–18 has been agreed. Leader of Gateshead Council, Councillor Martin Gannon talks about the huge reductions in spending, reasons for increasing council tax and why local people need to help so local services can be preserved.

Read the news release

Read the full budget report (975Kb)


Budget consultation

The budget consultation closed on 6 January 2017. 

Feedback received as part of this budget consultation was considered when setting the budget for 2017-18. See Budget and Council Tax Level 2017/18 (Appendix 3) (361Kb) for details.

We are facing a massive financial challenge. Huge reductions in government funding, increasing costs, more demand for our services and increasing funding pressures means that in the future, the council must and will change.

Further information

Budget questions and answers