Draft Budget Consultation 2018-19

Closed 8 Jan 2018

Opened 23 Nov 2017


Despite ongoing uncertainty around the funding of public services Cumbria County Council remains focussed on the future and on track to deliver millions of pounds worth of savings whilst protecting the most essential council services.

Since 2011 the Council has made savings of £214million. Despite this the council remains under pressure and needs to find additional savings of approx. £70million by 2022. This is a total of over £280 million in 11 years.

At its meeting on 23 November, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet discussed proposals for how this financial challenge could be met as it looks forward. At the same time discussions took place around a proposed new vision for the council, and new set of key outcomes for the people of Cumbria.

Residents views are now sought on the council’s proposed future direction and asks for feedback on the proposal to increase the county council’s share of council tax by 1.99%. This, together with the Government’s 2% precept increase to help fund the rising costs of Adult Social Care, will take the proposed total increase for the county council element of the council tax to 3.99%.

Read the full consultation document.

What Happens Next

All responses will be collated and analysed.

A report summarising the feedback received will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet in February 2018.

The report will inform their decision making in regard to the draft budget to propose to Full Council.

All Councillors will receive a copy of the consultation report in advance of this meeting, allowing them also to consider the public’s views before voting on the draft budget.


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  • General public


  • General interest