Budget proposals for next financial year announced

Early budget proposals for 2021/22 presented to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week detail efforts to address a £119m deficit, but the tough decisions presented won’t be finalised until February. The funding gap for the next financial year was first reported to the board in September through a medium term financial plan. Thanks…

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Further proposed savings discussed by executive board as council continues to meet significant budgetary challenge

A report presented to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board today set out more savings proposals for the financial year 2021/22 in an attempt to address the significant impact of coronavirus and ongoing reductions in funding. It detailed the actions has started and proposed to address the financial gap for 2021/22 which is currently estimated…

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Significant pressures on Leeds City Council’s 2021/2022 budget to be outlined to executive board

Equality, diversity, cohesion and integration screening – organisational change impacting on the workforce. As a public authority we need to ensure that all organisational change arrangements impacting on the workforce have given proper consideration to equality, diversity, cohesion and integration. Equality and diversity will always have relevancy to organisational changes which impact on a…

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Leeds City Council comment on Spring budget statement

Spring Statement 2018: what you need to know. The Spring Statement gives people and businesses certainty and stability to plan for the future. Major tax or spending changes will now be made once a year at the Budget in the Autumn. The Spring Statement: gives an update on the overall health of the economy and…

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Revised budget proposals at Leeds City Council’s executive board

Finalised budget proposals will go to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week as the council continues to balance reductions in funding with ever-increasing demands on services. Since initial plans were published in December, the council has been told its funding from government under the provisional local government finance settlement has been reduced by…

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Budget consultation December 2017

Consultation is open for people to express their views on Leeds City Council’s annual budget plans, which were published last week. The proposals are aimed at helping the council again maximise efficiencies while coping with reductions to funding in the face of rising pressures on services.  One proposal is to again accept the government’s offer to add…

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Council continues efficiencies to tackle budget gap

Ever-increasing demand for adult social care services has led Leeds City Council to again propose adding an extra 3% to council tax to help with the hugely burgeoning cost of care. The council is proposing a tightly-managed budget for 2018/19 aimed at maximising efficiencies while coping with reductions to funding in the face of…

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Take action now so debt worries don’t ruin your Christmas

Leeds residents are being encouraged to plan ahead for Christmas, to prevent overspending and debt worries from ruining their festive season. Leeds City Council is joining forces with a host of organisations to offer advice and guidance to Leeds residents on Saturday 14 October on Briggate, to help them beat the Christmas debt trap…

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First financial health hub launches in Leeds

Leeds residents will soon be able to start improving their financial health during a visit to town, thanks to a new partnership between Noddle and Leeds City Council. Noddle – the free for life credit report and score service – will launch a new ‘financial health hub’ in Leeds next week, to help educate…

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