Have your say on council spending

Kirklees Council have launched their 2022 budget engagement. In February next year, full council will come together to decide the council's budget for 2023-24.

Now is your chance to have your say on how the council prioritises its spending.

The council are also asking residents how they are coping through the cost of living crisis.

You can answer the survey as a Kirklees resident, Kirklees Council employee, or as a local business or organisation.

The survey takes five to ten minutes to complete and closes on Sunday 6 November.

You can read more about our budget engagement at How are rises in the cost of living affecting you?

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Budget 2022-23

The council's budget for 2022-23 was decided at Full Council on Wednesday 16 February 2022. For further details see: Meeting: Council - Wednesday 16th February 2022 5.30pm

Budget 2021-2022 - Budget for recovery

Kirklees Council's investment plans for 2021-22 look to focus tackling inequalities and investing in places, children and climate change in the borough's recovery from COVID-19.

The Council's Budget for 2021-22 has been approved by Full Council on 10 February 2021. It will support the whole borough to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic as the council aims to tackle inequalities within communities, highlighted during the crisis.

The Council's financial plans will invest over £319million in vital local services in the next financial year as well as devoting £650million to capital infrastructure improvements across the borough over the next five years.

It will see a continued focus on the council's three priority areas: investing in places, outstanding children's services and tackling the climate emergency.

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said: "Whilst we're still deep in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the rollout of the vaccine gives us hope and we need to have one eye firmly on not just how we recover, but how we come back even stronger."

"Managing this crisis is difficult but the recovery will be even more challenging; it's important that we set a budget that focuses on how we can invest where the greatest need is and how we continue to invest in our future."

Equality impact assessments

We know the changes we are talking about will affect some groups of residents more than others. When thinking about our budget options, we always consider what they could mean for different communities. We recognise that our community is made up of people with varying needs, and we believe it's important to consider a range of views when planning your council's budget.

The equality impact assessments help us understand the potential impact of our budget options for people. We will also be talking to specific groups about what this could mean for them as part of this consultation.

Previous budgets

Summaries of accounts

Statements of accounts

Draft annual governance statement 2021-2022

Draft statement of accounts 2021-2022

Notice of public rights 2021-2022

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