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Your Money, Your Say - Budget Consultation 2020/21

We want to hear your views as we prepare the Council's budget for 2020/21.

We have begun the process of setting our budget for the 2020/2021 financial year. This will be approved in February 2020.

Our Budget Consultation is now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday December 4. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.


Click here to download a PDF copy of the survey

Click here to download a Word copy of the survey

You can fill the survey in and email or post it to Budget Consultation, Craven District Council, Belle Vue Square, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.

If you would like the information or survey in a different format, please contact us at or telephone 01756 700600.

To find out more about the Council's services, please see our Annual Report.

The Challenge - In previous years the council has received Revenue Support Grant from Central Government. This has been reduced to zero. 

Due to this and other cost pressures such as rising prices and increases in demand for services we will need to save a further £764,000 from our revenue budget by 2022/2023. At least £408,000 of this will need to be saved in 2020/21.

Remember – not all of the Council Tax you pay goes to this Council.

In 2018/2019 Craven District Council kept just £167.21 (£3.22 per week) of the £1,778.64 paid in Council Tax by a Craven household to fund the services it provides (based on average Band D property Council Tax 18/19). The rest goes to North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and Parish/Town Councils.

Remember – not all of the Business Rates you pay go to this Council.

In 2018/2019 Craven District Council collected £18.524 million in Business Rates. It kept just £1.6 million (about 8.5%) of this to fund the services it provides. The rest goes to Central Government for re-distribution nationally, North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. 

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.