KCC Budget Consultation – Have Your Say

To balance their budget for 2018/19, Kent County Council has to find an estimated £66m of savings in response to additional spending demands and reduced government grant. Their consultation includes plans for £56m of savings with a further £9m yet to be identified.

KCC would really welcome your comments on these plans as well as suggestions as to where you think savings can and should be made.

Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter said in a recent press interview that “the consequences for next year’s budget are really very significant”.

KCC plans to increase Council Tax by the amount permitted under the referendum principles, including the additional social care levy. The estimated increase for 2018-19 is 3.99% (£41.84 per year for a band C property). This will increase KCC’s share of the Council Tax bill for a band C property to £1,089.68 in 2018/19.

Since 2011-12 KCC has saved £589m in response to the financial challenge.

Please visit: http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/finance-and-budget/our-budget to have your say on the proposals to fix the 2018/19 budget gap and tell KCC your priorities.