The Council’s Partnership Cabinet has now published its response to the 2023/24 budget consultation after carefully considering your views. The Overview and Scrutiny Board also reviewed the proposals and made recommendations.

As a result, some changes have been made to the initial proposals. These can be found in the Cabinet’s Response to Consultation document below.

The Cabinet’s final budget proposals will be considered at the Meeting of the Council being held on 7 March 2023 when the budget will be decided (by a simple majority vote) and the Council Tax levels will be set.

Where council funding comes from each year
All Funding Percentage
Council Tax 23.6%
Adult Social Care Precept 0.5%
Collection fund surplus/(deficit) 0.1%
Revenue support grant 2.2%
Business rates (net) 11.6%
New homes bonus and other grants 0.0%
Service Income and Grants 45.2%
Housing Benefit 0.0%
Schools Grant 13.7%
Public Health Grant 3.0%

These figures update the information provided in the printed booklet. We apologise that some draft figures were inaccurate, please refer to the data below for the final funding details.