Herefordshire Council are looking for input to decisions about their budget and savings programme through a linked survey – click here to participate.

Currently, Herefordshire Council is faced with finding up to £16 million (worst case scenario) in savings/additional income or a combination of both for the next financial year.

This year the uncertainty and funding pressure is made worse by financial pressures at national and local levels due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which has made it difficult to anticipate how much funding the council will receive in future years from Council Tax and business rates.

This budget consultation is about helping them to make preparations in areas where cost reductions may need to be made so that they can build a balanced budget for 2021/22.

They are consulting on their budget, Council Tax levels for next year, and their overall savings plan. Each year, they ask Council Tax payers for their views before agreeing our budget and Council Tax.

This is your opportunity to comment on the council’s priorities, Council Tax and proposals to improve services and increase efficiency. Please send them your views by Sunday 10th January 2021.