You are invited to have your say on Brent Council’s draft budget proposals for 2023/24.
Like many local authorities, over the past ten years Brent has faced increasing financial pressures caused by central Government funding cuts and rising demand for the services the council provides.
By streamlining its workforce and using new technology and modern ways of working, the council has successfully balanced its budget over the years – saving around £200million.
However, rapidly rising inflation, which is driving up the cost of goods, services, supplies and running buildings too, has meant the council’s budget is now under more pressure than ever before.
The budget gap for the 2023/24 financial year means £18million of savings are needed to balance the books.