Council Tax set to rise
The Council will continue its budget strategy agreed last year following consultation, and is set to raise council tax in 2018 and 2019 by 3.2% each year.
This will take the council to the end of the Government’s four year funding settlement which started in 2016.
Councils have no clarity yet around what funding arrangements will be in place after 2019.
In addition to savings already identified, the Council is increasingly looking for ways that it can support groups such as town and parish councils and other organisations to help deliver services that the Council has run in the past but can no longer afford to, albeit often in different ways.