Have your say on Brent’s draft budget proposals to shape how the council spends its money for the year ahead.
Councils across London are facing a series of unprecedented financial challenges, caused by a perfect storm of continued high inflation, rapidly increasing demand for services and reduced government funding since 2010.
In the capital, 90% of boroughs are expected to overspend on their budgets this year, according to London Councils.
Brent is not immune to these pressures, with an expensive adult social care bill getting more so every year because of an ageing population as well as soaring levels of homelessness, with around 150 new families presenting as homeless most weeks.
On top of £210m of cuts made since 2010, a further £8m must be saved between 2024-25 and 2025-26.
The council has pulled together several budget proposals which aim to protect the services residents rely on most as far as possible and protect the organisation’s longstanding healthy financial position. It is now asking for local people’s views on these proposals.