Our new One Organisational Plan from 2017-2020 underpins how we will continue to transform to meet the changing needs of our communities. We are doing so while having to make an extra £67 million in savings by 2020.
We have streamlined our priorities and are focusing on helping people remain safe, healthy and independent. This includes concentrating resources on:
those most in need;
people in receipt of social care; and
our young people, particularly those in care.
This activity needs to be underpinned by a strong economy, our second priority.
Our share of council tax has risen by 4.99%. This comprises a basic 2.99% rise as well as an extra 2% increase that the government allows us to levy to help us fund social care. So, for a Band D property, the annual Council Tax bill is now £1,363.68, an increase of £1.25 per week on 2017/2018's bill.
Find out more about the reasons for this increase and how your council tax will be spent.