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Budget FAQs

We're in the process of developing proposals on how we'll deliver a balanced budget and protect essential frontline services in the next financial year.

Like many local authorities, the city council is battling against unprecedented pressures of steep increases in its operating costs, increasing demand for services, and below inflation funding from the Government.

The city council provides hundreds of services including waste collection, street cleaning, maintaining parks and playgrounds, providing CCTV and supporting arts, culture and entertainment.

But with falling support from the government, combined with the effects of inflation and increased demand for services, the council is faced with a budget gap of around £1.7million in 2024/25. This will increase year on year, so decisive action is needed.

More information on the financial situation can be found in the report being considered by Cabinet on Tuesday 5th December.

The FAQs below provide more information and how savings proposals will be developed.


Last updated: 01 December 2023

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