Proposed Central Beds Council Budget Spend for 2020

Proposed Central Bedfordshire Council Budget spend for 2020 Financial year.

  • Next year we anticipate spending some £212 million on local public services; this is a £16 million increase from 2019/20.
  • We’re also continuing to focus on efficiency with £13.6 million of efficiency proposals for next year.
  • But we continue to face big increases in demands, particularly in Adult Social Care as people are living longer and with more complex needs. We’re also seeing an increasing need to provide care and support for younger adults with learning disabilities when their family cares are no longer able to provide this care.
  • To bridge the gap between what we need and what we anticipate in terms of income, we propose to:
    • apply the Adult Social Care Precept of a 2% increase on council tax to contribute towards funding care services, and
    • increase council tax by 1.95% for funding other services.
  • Additionally, the consultation will highlight proposals for almost £142 million of capital investments, including road maintenance, new school places and school maintenance, new care homes and new integrated health and care hubs.
  • Next year we anticipate spending some £212 million on local public services, this is a £16 million increase from 2019/20.
  • We’re also continuing to focus on efficiency with £13.6 million of efficiency proposals for next year.
  • But we continue to face big increases in demands, particularly in Adult Social Care as people are living longer and with more complex needs. We’re also seeing an increasing need to provide care and support for younger adults with learning disabilities when their family cares are no longer able to provide this care.
  • To bridge the gap between what we need and what we anticipate in terms of income, we propose to:
    • apply the Adult Social Care Precept of a 2% increase on council tax to contribute towards funding care services, and
    • increase council tax by 1.95% for funding other services.
  • Additionally, the consultation will highlight proposals for almost £142 million of capital investments, including road maintenance, new school places and school maintenance, new care homes and new integrated health and care hubs.
  • Check out CBC Website for more details at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/budget2020

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