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SELBY DC BUDGET CONSULTATION

You can have your say about how Selby District Council will spend taxpayers’ money in a new consultation that runs until 19 January 2018. 

You can review the Council’s budget priorities and how we plan to spend money delivering local services. Comments received will help to shape the budget for the next financial year, starting in April 2018.

Over the last six years, the Council has saved nearly £6m from the cost of running services – that’s meant we’ve been able to invest in jobs growth and housing.

The Council faces a tough economic climate - with on-going reductions in central government funding expected, we need to save a further £1m by 2018/19 and a further £1.8m by 2019/20.

We plan to deliver even more efficiencies but we also plan to invest to support more local jobs and more affordable homes – ultimately generating more business rates and council tax income to support vital public services as money from central government reduces over time.

The budget consultation gives you the chance to review how we plan to deliver these savings and fund the costs of your local services.

We propose to increase the average Band D Council Tax charge by £5 next year. This means the average District Council bill will go up from £170.22 to £175.22 – an increase of just 10p a week.

Selby District Council’s Executive member for finance and resources, Cllr Cliff Lunn, explained, “The proposed changes to Council Tax mean taxpayers will continue to receive value for money, paying just £175.22 a year towards all of the Council’s services.

“We continue to focus on driving through efficiencies to make the most of each and every taxpayer’s pounds. We’ve been looking at where we can make savings, generate income and work smarter, to help us plan for the future.

“I think it’s really important that people share their views and help shape the way we spend public money to deliver local services.”

Listening and responding to the views of residents is key to our budget setting process. The full draft budget has been considered by the Council’s Executive.

What would you do if you were in charge? What steps would you like to see us take?

Email your comments to communications@selby.gov.uk or write to us – Budget Consultation, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

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