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4% council tax rise – quiz West Berks council on their new budget

West Berkshire Council have announced their proposed budget for 2022-2023, which will mean a 4% council tax rise for residents.

75% of the increase is for Adult Social Care covering care homes for seniors, as well as support for young adults. The council points to inflationary pressures as being behind this increase.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the budget. A statement from the council says:

We want to deliver value for money services and the infrastructure our district needs. We do this by setting an annual budget which includes revenue to fund services such as social care, and a capital budget which will pay for long term projects, such as new school buildings and maintaining our roads.

Councillor Ross Mackinnon, our Executive Member for Finance and Joseph Holmes, Executive Director (Resources) will be online to answer your questions about our budget, and to tell you more about how we’ve been spending your money this year and our plans for 2022/23.You can also find out more about our Medium Term Financial Strategy – a rolling three-year strategy we have to ensure that the financial resources, both revenue and capital, are available to deliver the Council Strategy.

Join Ross and Joseph live on Facebook at 6.30pm on Monday 7 February. 

Join us then to find out more. If you have any questions in advance please email them to [email protected]

Here is a Powerpoint package from the council with some of the main points being their budgetting: