The council's budget for 2022-23 will be decided at Full Council on Wednesday 16 February 2022. For further details see: Meeting: Council - Wednesday 16th February 2022 5.30pm
Your budget, your say
The budget engagement for 2021 has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey. Results from the survey will be shared in the new year.
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.
Summaries of accounts
Statements of accounts
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015:
- The audit of Kirklees Metropolitan District Council for the year ending 31st March 2021 has been concluded.
- The Statement of Accounts 2020-21 and auditors' reports are available for inspection on application to the Head of Accountancy, Riverbank Court, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD5 9AA, between 9am and 4pm (Monday to Friday). They can also be viewed on this page.
- The Statement of Accounts and auditors' reports are open to the inspection of any local government elector for the area, who may make a copy of them or of an extract from them, per Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Eamonn Croston Service Director - Finance (Section 151 Officer)