Release date: 7 February 2024
A series of measures to ensure a balanced budget for the year ahead (2024/25), and an updated council plan will be put forward for a final decision by West Sussex County Council on Friday 16 February.
Members of the public can attend the meeting, which starts at 10.30am at County Hall, Chichester, or watch online at https://westsussex.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
The County Council is expected to spend £2 billion during 2024/25 on day-to-day services and £131.6m through capital investment into areas such as schools, highways, and the environment.
The council reported in July last year that it was looking at ways to close a £45m budget gap for the coming year. Proposals to balance the budget include re-prioritising resources to enable reductions of £15.7m, an increase in core council tax of 2.99%, plus an additional adult social care precept of 2%.
The proposals and any amendments put forward will be debated at Full Council, followed by a vote.
For the latest news and information on the council’s budget visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/Budget.