This consultation ended 9 February 2022
Consultation on the Executive’s 2022 to 2023 initial budget proposals
The County Council will receive an improved financial settlement from Welsh Government in 2022/2023 after years of cuts.
This creates an opportunity to reinvest in some areas to respond to increased pressures, some of which are linked to the Covid pandemic and others due to years of austerity. The County Council must therefore make decisions about its funding, particularly the amount raised through the Council Tax.
To fund inflation, which is currently 4.8%, additional resources to maintain systems and fund the anticipated increase in annual costs, as well as reinvesting to address service challenges and risks, a 2% increase in the Council Tax will be required.
Each additional 1% increase in the Council Tax generates an additional income of approx. £400,000 for the Council and increases the Band D Council Tax by £13.05 per annum, or 26p per week.
A 2% increase in the Council Tax would result in an increase of 52 pence per week in the Band D Council Tax. However, it would enable the Council to reinvest in services that have been hard hit by nearly 10 years of continuous cuts, which has resulted in pressure on the current provision which will need to be re-evaluated as we move forward from the effects of the pandemic.
Have your say
The Executive would like to seek your views on the proposed budgetary proposals for 2022 to 2023.
Please read the Budget Pressures 2022 to 2023 document (opens in a new tab), which gives you the context, before responding to the questions.
Closing date: 9 February 2022