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Budget consultation 2019/20

Published Monday, 17 December 2018

The council will soon be setting its budget for the next financial year.

As part of the budget setting process for next year, the council is considering the amount it charges for services such as, room hire and license renewals.

The current list of fees and charges (April 2018 - March 2019) is available to view on the website here.
Increasing costs is difficult, but we have to try and match our income to our expenditure and, in most cases, the proposal is to only increase fees in line with statutory requirements and on specific recommendations. Over the past 12 months, the average rate of inflation has been 3.5% and therefore the council is proposing to apply this increase to all applicable fees and charges.

It is also proposed that there could be a £5 increase in council tax for 2019-20 and the same increase again in each of the following three years to 2022-23. This would increase the amount payable on the average band D property in 2019-20 by £0.10p per week.

We would appreciate your views on the consultation and on the areas where we are considering changing the way we work in the future. To ensure we have sufficient time to consider the consultation responses, please submit your views about our proposals by midnight on 18 January 2019.

Please click here to submit your views.