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Your Money, Your Say! - 2018/19 Budget Consultation

How do you think the council should spend your money?

The council has begun the process of setting its revenue budget for the 2018/19 financial year. We want to know if you think the council spends your money in the best way or if you think we could spend it better.

In 2017/18 the Council has received £352,676 in Revenue Support Grant from Central Government. By 2019/20 this will be reduced to £0.

Due to this and other cost pressures such as rising prices and increases in demand for services we will need to save a further £870,000 from our revenue budget by 2020/21. At least £385,000 of this will need to be saved in 2018/19.

Remember - not all of the council tax you pay goes to this council

In 2017/18 Craven District Council will keep just £162.21 (£3.12 per week) of the £1,699.35 paid in Council Tax by a Craven household to fund the services it provides (based on an average Band D property Council Tax 16/17). The rest will go to North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and Parish/Town Councils.

That's why it's so important that you tell us how we should spend your money and how you think we should make the savings we need.

How to Respond

To find out more about our budget, the challenges we face, and how to respond to the consultation read our pdf icon Your Money, Your Say! Budget Consultation [168kb]

The easiest way to respond is by completing our  Your Money, Your Say! Online Survey  via  Survey Monkey

Alternatively, you can download a hard copy of our  pdf icon Your Money, Your Say! Survey [664kb]  and post it back to us. 

This consultation will close at midnight on Wednesday 27th September 2017. 

The 2018/19 budget will be approved by Full Council in February 2018.