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Have your say on North Northamptonshire Council's spending plans


23 December 2021

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The draft revenue budget for North Northamptonshire Council was approved by the Executive today (23 December) and now the council is seeking views on its proposals for the next financial year.

People can take part in the consultation in the following ways:

•    Completing the online survey
•    Writing to: North Northamptonshire Council, Sheerness House, Meadow Road, Kettering, NN16 8TL

North Northamptonshire Council’s budget proposals set out a detailed spending strategy for the authority for the financial year 2022-2023 as well as outlining the medium-term financial plan for the next two years.

The council is working hard to protect vital services, while at the same time proposing a balanced budget, with a net revenue budget of £293.5million for the next financial year.
This funding provides a range of services to residents and businesses across the area including care to vulnerable adults and children, education, the disposal and collection of waste, household waste recycling, economic development, housing and support for the homeless.

The budget further develops firm financial foundations for the council as it settles into its second year following the reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire.

Proposals focus on further transformation of services as well as developing policies around the authority’s corporate plan.

While the council is in a stable position now, it is recognised that the Covid pandemic has had a profound effect on societies and economies around the world and this presents some uncertainty in the medium term.

However, the council believes that by being prudent it can be in the best position possible as it moves forward.

I would encourage people to look at our proposals for the next financial year and have their say on our plans.

The consultation phase is a very important one in the budget setting process as it’s essential that we get the views of all of the people the proposals effect before we can shape the final plans in February.
Cllr Lloyd Bunday, the council’s Executive member for finance
As a council our aim is to improve services for the people of North Northants and our annual budget announcement shows our plans on how we intend to do that over the next 12 months.

It’s important our residents get the opportunity to comment on these proposals and it would be great to hear from as many people as possible from a variety of backgrounds.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

It is proposed that council tax is increased by 2.99%, which includes the adult social care precept of 1%. There is no change to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme which will continue at 25%. 

This consultation will run from 23 December until midnight on Friday, 28 January, 2022 with the Executive then meeting on 10 February to consider final budget proposals for recommendation to Full Council on 24 February.