Have your say on the council's budget proposals

25 November 2021

People can have their say on the county council’s tax and budget proposals for next year.

Norfolk County Council is consulting the public, until 30 December, on a 2.99 per cent overall rise to its share of Council Tax, plus savings of £31 million (£24.5 million of them in 2022-23).

Cabinet member for finance, Councillor Andrew Jamieson, said: “I’m keen to hear people’s views on our latest proposals to achieve a balanced budget, to provide effective services for the people of Norfolk. 

“Although we face major financial pressures, due to rising demand and uncertainty over funding, I want to avoid raising Council Tax as far as we’re allowed to – four per cent. That’s why we’re consulting on 2.99 per cent.”

The proposals out to consultation are:

  • A general Council Tax rise of 1.99 per cent, plus a further one per cent of adult social care precept
  • Savings proposals of £31.1 million

The council has a gross spend of £1.5 billion per year, of which 30 per cent goes to adult social services, 22 per cent to schools, 20 per cent to community and environmental services and 15 per cent to children’s social care.

Cabinet will consider consultation findings in January 2022 and make its final recommendations to council. The full county council meeting will decide the budget and Council Tax level on 21 February.

To take part in the consultation, see www.norfolk.gov.uk/budget

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