Future funding patterns are uncertain. Changes to business rates and reductions in government grants, as well as the uncertainty of Brexit, mean our long-term planning is more difficult. That is why this year we are choosing not to consult on a line by line list of service changes.
The Council’s budget gap by 2021 – (that is the difference between our spending plans and our funding for 2019-21) - is forecast to be £16m. In order to set a legal budget, we have to balance the books and eliminate the £16m budget gap.
You can complete the budget simulator by clicking the link on the right of this page.