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Budget Consultation 2022/23

The impact of the pandemic over the last year has been unprecedented. But together we have reduced the spread of the virus, supported local businesses and protected one another.

Through these hard times we are continuing to accelerate York's recovery to deliver value for money services. Whilst we continue to provide support for those who need it most, successive years of Government funding cuts mean we are faced with a budget gap of over £10 million.

Our focus for the 2022/23 budget is to stabilise our financial position, allowing us to deliver services and support communities. We will continue our £500 million capital investment programme to accelerate economic recovery, whilst continuing to support local residents and businesses and communities.

To help us make these tough decisions, we want to hear what's important to you.

Please take our online 2022/23 Budget survey to have your say.

The 2022/23 Budget Consultation closes on 8 December.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our 2021/22 budget questionnaire. Your responses have been fed into the budget proposals.

The overall budget proposals being considered by the Executive on 11 February 2021, and by Full Council on 25 February 2021, include:

  • increasing basic council tax by 1.99% for the 2021/22 financial year
  • a further increase of 3% to council tax, in line with the government’s social care precept

The proposals also include an additional £12.5 million in revenue funding to:

  • meet continuing pressures on adult social care and children’s services
  • support the council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • maintain progress on key objectives outlined in the Council Plan

Savings proposals of £7.9 million, equivalent to 6% of the council’s total revenue budget, are also being put forward.

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