Each Autumn, the Council starts to plan its budget for the following year. Over the past five years, this has become increasingly challenging as funding from central government goes down year-on-year, while demand for our services keeps going up. We estimate that, if this continues, we’ll have a funding gap of £77.7m over the next five years. We now need to identify budget proposals that will help us close this gap.
In November, we’ll ask for your views on our budget proposals for 2016/18. Your views will help us make some difficult decisions on how we spend our money over the next two years. The proposals will go live in November, and you can find out more details on this page.