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Budget Consultation 2023/24

The Council continues to face financial uncertainty, especially in terms unprecedented inflationary pressures and significant changes in resident, customer and business need. The Council therefore needs to continue to maximise potential income streams to fund services to local people.

Each year by law, the Council must set a balanced budget. The draft budget for 2023/24 was agreed to be published for consultation on 20th January 2023. The Council is now requesting the views of local people and businesses.

A copy of the draft budget is available to read online by visiting:

A paper copy of the consultation can also be requested by calling 01507 601111.

This budget consultation will run from 20th January to 10th February 2023.

Current Challenges and pressures

We provide vital services to everyone who lives in, works in and visits our area, whether that's collecting your rubbish and recycling, maintaining parks and open spaces, inspecting food businesses to make sure the food you eat is safe and processing applications for housing and council tax support for those who need them.

It is important to remember that we also collect Council Tax on behalf of Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Lincolnshire County Council and your Parish/Town Council.  

Only 10p in every £1 we collect is the Council's element (which includes the levy that we are required to pay to the local internal drainage boards, which totals over half of the 10p).

Please ensure that you have read the draft Budget and associated documents before you complete this questionnaire. You can do this by clicking on the following link:

The budget consultation survey can be completed online here.