Budget 2022: A clean, green and inclusive city for all

Budget 2022: A clean, green and inclusive city for all

Each year the council must, by law, set a balanced budget.

That means the amount we expect to spend is no more than the amount of money we expect to receive.

Every year since 2010 setting a balanced budget has been harder and harder. To balance the budget we have had to make £335 million of savings.

In the coming year, and the years beyond, we will need to make more savings to balance our budget.

We must do this while maintaining the essential services that communities rely on.

How much do we need to save?

In the financial year 2022 to 2023 our services need to save: 

  • £12 million

We then expect to have to make further savings of:

  • £18 million in 2023 to 2024
  • £12 million in 2024 to 2025 

That is a total of £42 million over the next three years.

Budget consultation

To set our budget for the coming year we asked for your views on what we should do.

We thank everyone who took the time to have their say during the consultation.

We considered all your feedback and reflected this in the final proposals. 

More details of the responses we received are available in our:

Medium term financial plan

Our medium term financial plan sets out how we are tackling this ongoing challenge.

It contains detailed proposals for 2022 to 2023, and our proposed approach for 2023 to 2024 and 2024 to 2025. 

A meeting of the full city council approved it on 2 March 2022.

Please see our:

Medium term financial planning documents

A clean, green and inclusive city for all: our medium-term financial planning for 2022-23 to 2024-25

Integrated impact assessments