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Our budget

Information and updates to keep you informed about our budget situation.

Despite some very real and significant challenges, we have set a balanced budget for 2024/25 and we have a sensible savings plan to allow us to deliver it.

Although this is good news, we need to keep focussed on controlling costs. Our financial situation remains serious, and we know that continuing to use reserves is not a sustainable solution. If we’re not able to deliver the savings outlined in our 2024/25 budget, we will have to find them elsewhere.

Like many other councils, we're currently facing financial pressures, many of which are simply outside our control. These include inflationary pressures, meeting the cost of the national pay award and increasing demand on the services we provide.

Wellbeing support

We appreciate that the news about our financial challenges could be worrying to colleagues. Please speak to your line manager if you have any concerns or questions.

Please remember that we have a variety of wellbeing support services available to employees. This includes our employee assistance programme which offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, covering a wide range of issues.