Budget and Services 2015-2018

Closed 19 Dec 2014

Opened 29 Oct 2014

Results expected 16 Feb 2015

Feedback expected 2 Mar 2015

Overview

Last year through our Putting People First strategy, we asked for your views on our proposals to save £189 million over three years from 2014/17.

As a result of that consultation, we have already agreed £40m of savings for 2015/16.  But our latest forecast means we have to find a further £12.9m in savings for 2015/16.

This time we’re asking for your views on our proposals to close this budget gap.  We think we can make most of the £12.9m savings by being more efficient, but some of our proposals involve changes to services.

Our proposals are not based on asking you to pay more council tax in 2015/16.  We would, however, like to know if you think we should increase council tax in 2015/16 to help protect specific services from future cuts.

Why We Are Consulting

Since 2011, the Government has cut its funding for local government by 24%.  Over this time we have worked hard to make your council tax go further.  Recognising tough times all round, we have not increased our share of the tax you pay for Norfolk County Council's services for four years now.

But the funding outlook for your council services still remains grim.  We are planning now to cut our spending still further in 2015/16. 

Read our council tax information and proposals and have your say online by clicking on the feedback form below.

You can also give your views:

  • by email at haveyoursay@norfolk.gov.uk
  • on Twitter using #norfolkbudget
  • on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Norfolkcc
  • by phone on 0344 800 8020
  • via your county councillor - contact details a www.norfolk.gov.uk/councillors
  • In writing to Freepost Plus RTCL-XSTT-JZSK, Budget and Services, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH.  However, if you want to help the council save money please use a stamp and send to this address: Norfolk budget and services 2015-18, Norfolk County Council, Room 501, County Hall, Martineau Lane, NR1 2DH

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • LGBT - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • People with learning disabilities
  • All residents
  • People who use our services
  • Young people
  • Businesses
  • Community groups and organisations
  • Voluntary groups and organisations
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • District councils
  • Police
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS
  • Arts organisations and forums

Interests

  • Spending
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Social services and social care
  • Arts and culture
  • Libraries
  • Museums