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Plans in place to tackle forecast overspend

12 October 2023

Colleagues across the council are working hard at every level to help identify in-year savings and are taking immediate action to control spending in a bid to tackle the forecast £46 million overspend.

Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis is clear that while this is a difficult position for the authority to be in, it is not a bankruptcy situation, and by rising to the challenge we can all make a difference in helping to close the gap in finances for 2023/24 and ensure a balanced budget.

Here he explains in more detail the council's current position, the work going on and the measures in place to ensure our finances get back on track while ensuring we continue to deliver essential services to our residents.