Category Archives: Finance

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>>

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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>>

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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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Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:  “Whilst we welcome the announcement of additional funding in this year’s budget speech for services which protect the most vulnerable in our society, this is a short term fix with little certainty of continued and sustainable support in the years to come.    “The £650m which has… read more … about Council Leader’s response to the budget>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss the local authority’s financial strategy at its meeting on 3 September 2018. Every autumn the Council updates its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) to inform decisions about how the local authority will manage its budget over the next three years. Our strategy is being developed in the context of unprecedented… read more … about Managing our budget in uncertain times>>

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There were renewed calls for a devolution deal for Yorkshire and Leeds City Region at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s annual meeting today. The discussions arose in response to a proposal to change the name of the organisation to Leeds City Region Combined Authority. Members agreed that the proposal reinforced the need for a meaningful… read more … about Renewed call for devolution at West Yorkshire Combined Authority annual meeting>>

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Calderdale Council Leader, Cllr Tim Swift says that the Council’s final accounts demonstrate a continued commitment to good financial management and financial control. A report about the Council’s 2016/17 final accounts, which will be discussed by Cabinet on Monday 19 June 2017, shows that the Council has balanced its budget and maintained a level of… read more … about Council balances the books>>

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Calderdale Council has set a budget for the next three financial years which will continue to support the most vulnerable adults and children in the borough. The Council will spend nearly two thirds of its total budget on Adults and Children’s Services next year to make sure support is given to those who need it… read more … about Balancing the books in challenging times>>

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Two free tours of Halifax Town Hall have been organised as part of the public consultation on this year’s budget proposals.  The Town Hall is a magnificent Grade ll* listed building which was designed by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament.  The tour will be a chance to see behind the… read more … about Tea, tour and talk about the budget>>

Halifax Town Hall