Isle of Anglesey County Council is again, this year, striving to balance a challenging budget.
A better than expected initial budget settlement from Welsh Government has reduced the need to implement efficiency savings. However, the increase is not enough to meet rising costs and the need to investment in services that still face significant financial pressures.
The proposed budget for 2020/21 looks to protect strained services. Therefore, Anglesey’s Executive have recommended an increase in Council Tax of between 4.5 and 5% as it looks to protect vital services, including schools and adult services.
We have worked across the council and with our elected members (County Councillors) to develop a number of ways to make savings and to generate money to help plug the funding gap. These proposals add up to almost £343,000 and can be seen in Appendix 4 in the Draft Revenue Budget 2020/21 report.
A three-week Budget consultation (14 January – 7 February) is now underway and it is very important that Anglesey’s residents have their say.
You can read both our Draft Revenue Budget 2020/21 and Capital Budget 2020/21 reports, which includes a list of all the savings and income generation proposals, as well as a list of capital projects to be funded in 2020/21. These reports are provided as PDF documents below.
The feedback from this consultation will be reported to county councillors before they make their final Budget decision in March 2020.
You can respond to this consultation by completing the online survey below :-
The Challenge: Our Initial Budget Proposals for 2020/21
Alternatively, you can send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
The Challenge: Budget Consultation 2020/21,
Chief Executive’s Office,
Isle of Anglesey County Council,
The consultation ends on Friday, February 7th 2020.