Extract from West Lindsey District Council Business Brief August 2021
As a business within West Lindsey we would like to offer you the opportunity to have your say on how you think the council should spend its budget for 2022 to 2023.
Each year the Council must agree a balanced budget, this means that our income must match our expenditure. Over the past 12 years this has been getting more difficult as government funding has fallen significantly by around 38% whilst our costs and service demands continue to increase. We were already in a challenging position prior to the Covid-19 which has seen additional demand for services and significant reductions in our income streams.
Our financial strategy therefore needs to focus on achieving long term financial sustainability as government funding is withdrawn and our services become wholly funded through Council Tax and Business Rates. In achieving this we need to reduce expenditure, increase income and generate new income from investment.
By visiting the webpage www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/budget2021 you will be able to view a leaflet which gives you more information on our budget and then be able to access the survey. The deadline for this consultation is 9 a.m. on Monday 27th September 2021.
We will only use the survey data for the purposes of the Council’s research and West Lindsey District Council will only contact you for research purposes. If you have any queries about any aspect of the research, please contact Katy Allen, Corporate Governance Officer at West Lindsey District Council on 01427 676676 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.