Cheshire East Council Budget Engagement 2022 – 2026

Cheshire East Council is inviting opinions and views from the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector on the Council’s budget for the next financial year

Cheshire East Council is inviting opinions and views from the VCFSE sector along with residents, businesses, councillors, staff, town and parish councils and other stakeholders on the Council’s budget for the next financial year.

Increased demand for vital services is seeing the Council propose an annual Council Tax increase of 1.99 per cent for the next four years. As well as this, the government are expecting councils to increase Council Tax by a further 1 per cent to contribute to adult social care, taking it to an annual 2.99 per cent increase.

Set against a backdrop of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, increasing demand for vital services, the need for local action to combat climate change, and rising costs – the Council’s budget consultation sets out service proposals and financial plans for the period from 1 April 2022 through to 31 March 2023.

The proposals show a balanced four-year budget to deliver the Council’s Corporate Plan priorities. It also outlines significant financial challenges that the Council must tackle over the next year, including rapidly rising demand and costs for adult social care and those that are a result of the ongoing pandemic.

For more information and to have your say on the Council’s budget consultation, please go to: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/BudgetEngagement

The budget consultation runs until 4 January 2022.