How we set this year's budget

At a meeting on 20 February 2017 Members of Norfolk County Council voted to agree a budget for 2017-18 which invests an additional £25m net to support adult social care and children’s services as part of a package designed to put the authority on a secure footing for the future.

The decision, with 41 councillors voting in favour, 33 against and three abstentions, means the county council’s share of the council tax increases by 4.8 per cent to £1,247.94 – a rise of £57.15 for a Band D property, or around £1.10 extra each week.

This includes a 3% adult social care precept permitted by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with a further 1.8% to fund the recommendations of service committees. The council’s planning includes a further 3% rise for adult social care in 2018-19, but no increase in the adult social care precept in 2019-20.