Ambitious budget plans approved

Our ambitious budget proposals have now been approved at a meeting of all councillors.

The budget will provide investment in key services, plus funding to protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:

“It is excellent news for local residents and businesses that this budget has been successfully adopted.

It is an ambitious budget which focuses on renewal, regeneration and reducing inequalities.

The spending plans reflect our vision to improve the quality of life for communities across Kirklees, strengthen our local economy and improve the local infrastructure.”

Approval for the budget means there will be a 2.99 per cent increase in council tax (excluding fire, police and parish council precepts), which allows a further £5.2million of investment.

Cllr Pandor added:

“There is a great deal of uncertainty at national level, especially around Brexit, but this budget will put Kirklees in a more resilient financial position.

It is also a budget to make a lasting difference by focusing on adult social care, supporting children and young people to have the best start in life, investing in the economy and achieving a clean and green environment.

Our approach is to focus on equality and fairness, achieving better outcomes for our communities. This will help us deliver an inclusive economy, reduce the gap between rich and poor and create a more equal society for everyone.”

Full details are available on the council website.

 

6 comments

  • What a load of rubbish

  • mikiedavies@yahoo.co.uk

    Don’t agree with this increase at all – shame on all of you for agreeing such an increase when people are struggling with just the basics e.g. water, gas. electricity and food. I think all of you will, if i can help it. will be voted out at next elections as i will certainly remind the public about this!!!!!

  • Kirklees not fit for purpose ,screw the working man to pay for an overloaded beuracay

  • No-one ever welcomes increases but put the blame where it belongs: this Government has cut local authority funding to the bone. Unfortunately, Kirklees has to increase council tax bills just to stand still.

  • So much for labour being for the working man,stuffed again I will never vote labour ever again.

  • This isn’t a Labour council issue, it’s caused by Government reducing funding. Some areas are seeing 5% increases.
    What should be stopped however is wasted money by the council, which affects every local authority in the country regardless of which party holds the council.

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