Norfolk budget proposals 2018/19

Closed 2 Jan 2018

Opened 6 Nov 2017

Feedback expected 12 Feb 2018

Overview

Norfolk County Council plays a huge part in people’s lives – ensuring children and young people have the best start in life, protecting vulnerable people, maintaining a safe road system and helping to create a thriving economy.  We’ll continue to spend over a billion pounds every year providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day.

Norfolk is facing some big challenges though. Our population is growing, people are generally living longer and the type of services that people need is changing.   And as you know, the cost of living is going up.  As things become more expensive we also have higher costs, and the amount of money we have coming in isn’t keeping up.  At the same time the grant that central government gives us has fallen by £189 million since 2011 and is expected to fall to zero by 2021.  

Even though we are proposing to increase council tax next year, the amount of money we hope to raise wouldn’t be enough to balance our budget.  This means we have to make some difficult decisions about how we spend your money.

Since 2011 we have saved £334 million.  However, we now need to save a further £125 million by 2021.

We have therefore been looking at how we can save money on services.

 

Why We Are Consulting

We will feed back the findings from our consultation to our county councillors as part of the evidence they will use to help them come to a decision about our proposals.

 

What Happens Next

We will report the findings to this consultation to our service committees in January.  Our reports will include feedback about what people have told us about the potential impact of our proposals. 

Members will use this as part of the evidence they take into account when making a decision about what savings to make at Full Council in February.

Find out more about the proposals and read the consulation feedback by clicking on the links below:

Your views on our proposal to change the way we work out how much people pay towards the cost of their non-residential care services

Your views on the future of our children's centre services and libraries

Your views on reducing how much we spend on non-safety critical highway maintenance

Your views on reducing the number of roads we grit in winter

Your views on our proposal to change the construction and demolition waste concession at recycling centres

Your views on our proposal to review bus services supported by the County Council

Your views on council tax

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