Every year we set a budget to decide how much money will be spent on services.

Councillors meet to agree how we use our allocated funding, which mainly comes from Council Tax, business rates and the government.

Cabinet met on Tuesday 13 February 2024 to review and agree proposals for the 2024 to 2025 budget. 

A final decision will be made by Full Council on Thursday 29 February 2024. View the Full Council agenda.

We are facing large budget pressures and shortfalls like other local councils across the country. This requires tough choices about priorities for the future.

We commissioned independent financial specialists at the end of 2023 to review how our services operate and what they cost. We did this to find opportunities to:

  • reduce costs
  • increase income
  • improve service delivery.

Read the report produced by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

We also asked the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to conduct an independent review of finances and use of resources in adult social care.

Read the adult social care finance report.

More information about the 2024 to 2025 budget

For more information, read our:

Financial support for residents

If you’re struggling financially and need help, you can: