Published: 08 January 2021

Have your say on our budget priorities – closing date 11 January
As part of our annual budget consultation we’re inviting people to have their say on our council plan priorities, setting council tax for next year and our longer term plans.
We estimate that the pandemic will cost it an additional £82m this year from expenditure to support vulnerable residents and measures to combat Covid-19 and lost income from council tax and business rates.
To fund pandemic support and recovery as well as priority areas we are considering increasing council tax by 1.99% in 2021, equivalent to £27 a year for an average household. Each 1% rise equates to £3m. In its spending review this month, the Government said that councils could raise council tax by an additional 3% specifically for adult social care.
If you haven’t done so already, please do take part online at The consultation will close on Monday 11 January.
If you have any queries please email