Category Archives: Council and democracy

Calderdale Council continues to reduce its gender pay gap, with latest figures showing that the Council has the narrowest pay gap of all local authorities in West Yorkshire. All local authorities must report their gender pay gap by 30 March 2019 as part of the Public Sector Equality Duty. Calderdale Council has reported an average… read more … about Council is best of the West>>

Calderdale Council has set a budget for 2019/20 against a backdrop of great financial uncertainty around the future funding of local authorities. This uncertainty means that this year’s budget covers only the spending and savings decisions required in 2019/20 for which funding levels are known. Whilst the Council approved additional investment in some key priority… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>


Protecting vulnerable people and balancing the books are the priorities for the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2019/20. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 14 January 2019, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Cabinet is required to make further savings of £900,000 to achieve a balanced budget in… read more … about Balancing the budget and protecting services>>


Calderdale Council has published a budget forecast which provides a snapshot of the local authority’s finances for the next three years.  The forecast is part of a report which will be considered by the Cabinet during the development of its budget proposals for 2019/20 and beyond.   The Council’s revenue budget position takes account of… read more … about Budgeting to balance the books>>

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Ofsted has rated Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features following an inspection in November 2018. A report of the findings has now been published following an intensive and rigorous three week examination into the quality and effectiveness of the service. Ofsted judged our services as ‘Good’ overall, and… read more … about Children’s Services is ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features>>

A new strategy to help tackle poverty in Calderdale is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 December. An anti-poverty action plan has been developed by the Council and its partners to ensure that services are targeted where they are needed most. Particular focus is given to reducing child, fuel and food poverty,… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

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The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations was celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November. The Council held its annual Our Stars awards event at The Venue in Barkisland, to recognise the amazing efforts of Calderdale staff and partners over the last year. The winners were picked… read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

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