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The Council wants to give everyone the opportunity to tell us what they think about our spending proposals for 2023/2024.

We create a budget every year and it is our intention to continue to protect frontline services – this is a political priority.

It’s difficult to make the money available to us work across so many services, and we are still awaiting the 2023/24 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, which will confirm how much we will receive.

We also know that in the same way residents are affected by the cost of living crisis the Council is too.

We are faced with large inflationary pressures from pay awards, energy price rises, the National Living Wage (especially in social care contracts) and price rises across all the goods and services we buy. While we have also been affected by higher costs within Children’s Services affecting the looked-after children placements and workforce costs driven by shortages.

We have now put together spending plans for 23/24 and will be consulting on these until Wednesday 8 February 2023. To tell you a bit more about the plans, Cllr Richard Brown Cabinet Member for Strategic Finance and Resources has recorded a short video. You can watch the video below or by heading over to our YouTube channel. 

You can also read the detailed proposals on our Let’s Talk Website where you’ll also be able to share your views. 

We’d love to talk to you directly about the Council budget and answer any questions you have. We are holding online and in person workshops where you can learn more about our budget proposals and tell us what your think. So please register your interest by filling in our online form.

Wednesday, 4th January 2023

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