Uttlesford District Council budget 2024/25

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Part of a pie chart with the words 'Budget 2023/24' and 'Have your say on council spending'

We're asking you to tell us what our spending priorities should be in 2024/25.

Each year we have to prepare our budget and decide how much should be spent on the services we provide to the community.

We're asking you for your feedback on what our spending priorities should be in the financial year from April 2024 to March 2025.

Where we get our money from

Central government funding used to be the biggest single source of money for many councils, including Uttlesford.

For the current financial year 2023/24 the total cost of providing council services is budgeted at £19,251,000. This is the net cost after taking into account fees for services such as Planning, Licensing, and car park income.

Council Tax income for the year is forecast to be £6,694,000, representing 35% of the net cost of services. The remaining cost is funding through a mixture of business rates, government grants, commercial investments and reserves set aside in previous years.

Increasing cost pressures, and real-terms reductions in government funding, have significantly increased the financial pressures on the council in recent years. This means that we need to ensure we remain efficient while continuing to provide the same high quality services residents expect.

The results of this consultation will help us to decide on the priorities for the budget for April 2024 to March 2025.


How to have your say

The survey is closed and we are now reading the responses. For more information

Email: consultation@uttleford.gov.uk

Write to: Website and Consultation Team, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER



After you've responded

All of the views we receive will be considered as part of the final budget proposals for 2024/25. The proposals will be discussed by the Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet before being debated and voted on at the full council meeting in February 2024.

We're asking you to tell us what our spending priorities should be in 2024/25.

Each year we have to prepare our budget and decide how much should be spent on the services we provide to the community.

We're asking you for your feedback on what our spending priorities should be in the financial year from April 2024 to March 2025.

Where we get our money from

Central government funding used to be the biggest single source of money for many councils, including Uttlesford.

For the current financial year 2023/24 the total cost of providing council services is budgeted at £19,251,000. This is the net cost after taking into account fees for services such as Planning, Licensing, and car park income.

Council Tax income for the year is forecast to be £6,694,000, representing 35% of the net cost of services. The remaining cost is funding through a mixture of business rates, government grants, commercial investments and reserves set aside in previous years.

Increasing cost pressures, and real-terms reductions in government funding, have significantly increased the financial pressures on the council in recent years. This means that we need to ensure we remain efficient while continuing to provide the same high quality services residents expect.

The results of this consultation will help us to decide on the priorities for the budget for April 2024 to March 2025.


How to have your say

The survey is closed and we are now reading the responses. For more information

Email: consultation@uttleford.gov.uk

Write to: Website and Consultation Team, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER



After you've responded

All of the views we receive will be considered as part of the final budget proposals for 2024/25. The proposals will be discussed by the Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet before being debated and voted on at the full council meeting in February 2024.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Complete our short survey to give your views on Uttlesford District Council's budget for 2024 to 2025. 

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