Norfolk County Council

11/05/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/05/2018 04:46

Have your say on budget proposals

05 November 2018

You can have your say on parts of Norfolk County Council's latest budget and Council Tax proposals, until 23 December.

Councillor Andrew Proctor said Norfolk County Council still faced 'massive challenges' but had a plan to save a further £78.5m. It is also seeking to address a gap of £45.98m.

He said: 'We have a robust financial strategy to carefully manage our money, in the face of reduced funding and rising demand for services.

'This includes investing to save in both adults and children's services, where we know that transforming our work can improve the lives of those most in need and help us to balance the budget in the longer term.'

Between 2011-12 and 2018-19, the County Council's government funding has reduced by £204m. Further funding reductions of £16m are forecast for 2019-20. Since 2011-12, cost pressures have also risen by £386m.

The Council's financial strategy is guided by the following principles:

  • Offering our help early to prevent and reduce demand for specialist services
  • Joining up our work so that similar activities and services are easily accessible, done well and done once
  • Being business-like
  • Making best use of digital technology
  • Using evidence and data to target our work where it can make the most difference

You can have your say at www.norfolk.gov.uk/budget or email [email protected], and you can also request other formats. The Full Council will take the final decision on the budget on 11 February 2019.