Budget consultation 2023-2024

We would now like to hear your views on the specific budget proposals within the Budget strategy 2023 - 2024 (PDF, 369KB) as well as feedback on the general spending and income generation priorities for 2023/24.

Please complete the questionnaire at the bottom of this page to submit your feedback on these proposals. The consultation is open until 4pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Budget process

The budget setting process began in November when the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS)  was agreed by full council. This is a key financial planning document providing insight into the financial forecasts over the medium term (currently to 2026/27).

The MTFS forecast deficit is £4,286,000 for 2023/25 with a cumulative deficit of £18,499,000 by 2026/27.

Following the MTFS the focus of work shifts to the coming financial year with the Budget Strategy which outlines the council's proposals for the forthcoming financial year. This includes growth and savings proposals, as well as the review of Fees and Charges.

Following the agreement of the Budget Strategy a detailed draft budget is developed for the coming financial year.

Background documents

Fees and charges 2023-24 Fees and charges 2023 - 2024 (PDF, 347KB)

Fees and charge appendices 2023-24 Fees and charges - appendix 2 discretionary (PDF, 61KB) 

Fees and charges - appendix 3 parking (PDF, 14KB) 

Fees and charges - appendix 4 - Statutory subject to discretionary (PDF, 6KB)

Budget timetable 2023-24 Budget timetable 2023 - 2024 (PDF, 31KB)

Proposed capital growth 2023-24 Proposed capital growth 2023 - 2024 (PDF, 194KB)

Proposed revenue growth and savings 2023-24 Proposed revenue growth and savings 2023 - 2024 (PDF, 385KB)

Your say

Please complete the below questionnaire to submit your feedback on these proposals before 4pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Budget consultation questionnaire 2023 - 2024