Budget Consultation 2019/20

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Closes 11 Jan 2019

How the Budget works

In March 2019 we will set a budget and the Council Tax for the financial year April 2019 to March 2020.

Sheffield City Council provides a huge range of services in the city every single day of the week – from child protection and adult social care to roads, bin collections, parks and parking.

Since 2010 the amount of money we have to spend has been cut by Government. Balancing the budget for 2019/20 will be very challenging, due to continuing constraints on Central Government funding at a time when demand for Social Care in particular is rising strongly.

The cuts to our funding have meant that we have had to take some very tough decisions – and these get tougher and tougher every year. We have to balance delivering vital services to the most vulnerable in the city with delivering the core, day-to-day services that every neighbourhood in Sheffield needs.