Have your say on next year’s budget priorities

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Residents, businesses and community groups are being asked for their views on local issues to help shape budget priorities for Lichfield District Council.

In the next financial year, starting in April 2021, Lichfield District Council will spend just over £11 million on local services.

It receives around £7 million in council tax to help fund this, with the rest supported through business rates and other income.

Feedback gathered through the budget consultation will be used to inform discussions on spending priorities over the next year and beyond.

The final budget decision for the 2021 - 2022 financial year will be made at a meeting of the full council in February.

Councillor Rob Strachan, Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement, Customer Services and Revenues and Benefits said: 

“We would like to gather views from as many local people as possible about the issues that are important to them to help shape our spending priorities for the next financial year. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on local government finances which will continue through the current period of restrictions and beyond. Our budget consultation helps us better understand the priorities that our residents, businesses, community groups and partners want us to focus on and where we can allocate resources to have the most impact”.

The budget consultation questionnaire is available to fill in online until 31 December 2020 on the views and feedback section of our website

Published: 29 October 2020