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Consultation open for proposed 2022/23 budget

Posted on 13 January 2022

South Holland District Council wants to hear the opinions of all residents, partner organisations, businesses and other interested parties as part of the 2022/23 budget setting process.

At a meeting of South Holland's Cabinet this week (11 January), councillors discussed the proposed budget for 2022/23 and future financial strategies. The budget proposes a Council Tax rise of 2.83%, which is £4.95 per year or 9.5p per week for a Band D property.

The Council continues to face financial uncertainty, especially in terms of Central Government funding. The proposed budget will look at supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic whilst ensuring the Council remains financially resilient and able to deliver its key services, including support to the most vulnerable residents.

This small increase will allow the Council to continue to deliver quality services to residents, including weekly waste and recycling collections. As well as maintaining existing service provision, the draft budget for 2022/23 proposes ongoing savings from more efficient ways of working, to continue to generate additional income from commercial activities, capital investment in council assets and the development of a new delivery plan alongside our partners.

Having now been discussed by Cabinet, the draft budget is available on the Council's website for people to read and comment on. Local residents and business-owners can complete the short consultation and provide their feedback until 9 February. These will then be taken into consideration before the draft budget is discussed at Full Council next month.

To read the draft budget, and to complete the consultation, please visit www.sholland.gov.uk/budgetconsultation.