Budget consultation 2020

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We want your help to shape our budget

This year the council is spending £1.2 billion gross expenditure (£354.5 million net expenditure budget) on public services to support people and improve lives.

Over half of our net budget is spent on supporting children and vulnerable adults.

Covid-19 has of course had a huge impact on our services and on our finances and we set this budget in that context.

We’ve worked hard to make £200m in savings since 2010, as our budget has been cut by the Government and we’ve been squeezed by additional demand.

The additional pressures that have now been experienced because of the pandemic means that we will now have to save a further £30m by 2024.

The required savings are subject to significant uncertainty as this will depend on both the extent to which the Government provides additional funding for Covid-19 pressures, and the impact of the pandemic on income from council tax and business rates.

Despite challenges from budget cuts, increases in demand from vulnerable residents and a rising population, we are proud to have continued to invest in frontline services and have the seventh lowest council tax in London.

We have made a number of tough choices to minimise the impact on those services residents have told us that they rely on the most. We have reduced our own running costs, been more efficient in how we deliver services, and reduced our workforce by a third since 2010.

We have to make the most of the money we have, as well as continuing to look at innovative ways to generate income.

This consultation is your chance to get involved in the budget conversations and to help us shape the future for all.

Read our budget booklet and then respond to our survey, which is open until 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.


Completing the survey

We want to hear your thoughts on our budget through our survey, which is available at the bottom of this page. The survey is simple and easy to use - and should take around 10 minutes to complete.

If you're new to completing surveys online, we would encourage you to ask someone you live with (or someone you come into safe contact with, such as a carer) to assist you with this platform in person or over the phone.

Please be assured, all responses are confidential.


Covid-19 advice and support

We are continuing to work with partner organisations across Tower Hamlets to respond to the pandemic and make sure that our residents, particularly those most vulnerable, are given the support they need.

If you need local advice or support, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 webpage, subscribe to our regular updates or contact us if you need coronavirus-related support.

Stylised image of a pie chart and people, to indicate the council's budget

We want your help to shape our budget

This year the council is spending £1.2 billion gross expenditure (£354.5 million net expenditure budget) on public services to support people and improve lives.

Over half of our net budget is spent on supporting children and vulnerable adults.

Covid-19 has of course had a huge impact on our services and on our finances and we set this budget in that context.

We’ve worked hard to make £200m in savings since 2010, as our budget has been cut by the Government and we’ve been squeezed by additional demand.

The additional pressures that have now been experienced because of the pandemic means that we will now have to save a further £30m by 2024.

The required savings are subject to significant uncertainty as this will depend on both the extent to which the Government provides additional funding for Covid-19 pressures, and the impact of the pandemic on income from council tax and business rates.

Despite challenges from budget cuts, increases in demand from vulnerable residents and a rising population, we are proud to have continued to invest in frontline services and have the seventh lowest council tax in London.

We have made a number of tough choices to minimise the impact on those services residents have told us that they rely on the most. We have reduced our own running costs, been more efficient in how we deliver services, and reduced our workforce by a third since 2010.

We have to make the most of the money we have, as well as continuing to look at innovative ways to generate income.

This consultation is your chance to get involved in the budget conversations and to help us shape the future for all.

Read our budget booklet and then respond to our survey, which is open until 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.


Completing the survey

We want to hear your thoughts on our budget through our survey, which is available at the bottom of this page. The survey is simple and easy to use - and should take around 10 minutes to complete.

If you're new to completing surveys online, we would encourage you to ask someone you live with (or someone you come into safe contact with, such as a carer) to assist you with this platform in person or over the phone.

Please be assured, all responses are confidential.


Covid-19 advice and support

We are continuing to work with partner organisations across Tower Hamlets to respond to the pandemic and make sure that our residents, particularly those most vulnerable, are given the support they need.

If you need local advice or support, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 webpage, subscribe to our regular updates or contact us if you need coronavirus-related support.

  • This consultation is your chance to get involved in the budget conversations and to help us shape the future for all.

    Read our budget booklet and then fill in the survey by 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020. 

    This consultation is your chance to get involved in the budget conversations and to help us shape the future for all.

    Read our budget booklet and then fill in the survey by 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020. 

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