The budget for next year was approved by Council at its meeting on 29 January as part of our Medium Term Financial Plan.
The Council has been operating in a challenging financial climate for several years and has an excellent track record of both identifying and delivering service efficiencies as required alongside a strong commitment to financial resilience and good financial governance.
The Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance Cllr Pat Kerry said:
“This is a budget that meets the pressures we face whilst continuing to provide high-quality services to our residents and businesses. We also recognise that there is still a need to continue to tackle future pressures in a planned and managed manner.
With this in mind. we have taken the decision to increase the council tax bill by 2.99% this year and housing rents by 6%. It is never easy making these decisions. A balance must be sought between our ability to continue to deliver sustainable services and the impact on our residents”.