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Have your say on the 2021/2022 budget

Due to the response to the pandemic, we're facing a significant budget gap of £15 million. Help us to decide how to use our 2021/2022 budget to stabilise our financial position, support local communities and continue to deliver our services. Take part in our online budget survey to tell us your views. The survey will close on Sunday 31 January 2021.

At a Budget meeting, on Thursday 27 February 2020, councillors agreed to raise council tax for 2020/21 by 3.99% (1.99% basic, plus a 2% increase for the social care precept); see current council tax charges.

The agreed budget has been informed by citywide consultation, and reflects our key priorities, which include supporting the most vulnerable people in the city and helping grow the economy. We've made tough decisions to ensure we continue to deliver on our priorities, whilst our financial position is managed effectively.

In 2020/21 we need to:

  • make savings of over £4 million, equivalent to 3.2% of our net budget (£127.2 million)
  • continue investing in communities, 'the frontline' and adult social care

Budget reports are available with the minutes of the Executive Meeting held on 13 February 2020, including:

  • Financial Strategy 2020/21 to 2024/25
  • Capital Strategy 2020/21 to 2024/25
  • Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Indicators for 2020/21 to 2024/25

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