‘Balancing the Budget’ Consultation

The ‘Balancing the Budget’ Consultation is open until 11:59pm on Sunday 18 July 2021.

Hampshire County Council is undertaking a review of their budget as they continue to face a total budget shortfall of at least £80 million over the next two years (2022/23 – 2023/24).

The cuts can be set against a growing demand for local services, particularly social care, and the absence of multi-year funding from the Government. They would like to hear your views on several high-level options that could contribute towards balancing the County Council’s revenue budget. This might involve:

  • introducing and increasing charges for some services;
  • lobbying central Government for legislative changes;
  • generating additional income;
  • using the County Council’s reserves;
  • reducing and changing services;
  • increasing Council Tax;
  • changing local government arrangements in Hampshire.

Find out more, and leave your comments here.

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