Category Archives: Finance

The challenging budget situation currently faced by Calderdale Council will be discussed by Cabinet Members when they meet on Monday 3 August.   Members will consider the first quarterly revenue monitor report of the current financial year. Regular revenue monitoring allows the Council to forecast what the cost of delivering its services will be by the… read more … about Monitoring the Council’s financial position>>


Further business sectors in Calderdale are now invited to apply for funding of up to £10,000 from the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. The grant scheme is available for small and micro businesses facing major impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, which aren’t eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and… read more … about Business grant support scheme extended>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council is facing a potential financial shortfall of nearly £16 million in this year’s budget due to the coronavirus outbreak, and a further gap of at least £12 million next year. Throughout the pandemic, the Council has been doing everything it can to protect the most vulnerable people and support residents, businesses and voluntary… read more … about Counting the cost of COVID-19>>


Consolidating the Council’s financial position and managing the uncertainty of future funding are the priorities for the budget for 2020/21, which was agreed at Budget Council last night (Monday 24 February 2020). The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond 2020. This means that next year’s budget only covers… read more … about Budget to protect vital services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Government has now confirmed Calderdale Council will receive funding to help support residents and businesses affected by Storm Ciara. Around 1200 residential and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “I’m delighted by this announcement as it’s something we’ve been pushing for… read more … about Flood relief at last>>

Cllr Swift

A Calderdale woman, who cared for her vulnerable father, has been found guilty of fraud by abuse of position, for over-claiming wages from her father’s Direct Payments. Following a trial at Bradford Crown Court, Sarah Jane Garbutt from Todmorden, was sentenced to a Community Order of 12 months and 120 hours of unpaid work, after… read more … about Calderdale resident found guilty of fraud>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council has published a five year financial strategy to help manage its budget during what is predicted to be a sustained period of national uncertainty.  Every autumn the Council updates its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) which is then used to inform budget decisions.    Previously the strategy has covered a three year period,… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>

Cllr Swift

Almost £2m of investment in our libraries will be announced alongside plans to change service delivery in partnership with local communities at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 September. Elland Library is set to be refurbished and transformed at a cost of £1.5m into a community hub providing a range of services. Essential roof… read more … about Planning for the future of Calderdale libraries>>

Cllr Press

Calderdale Council is looking for a range of alternative ways of funding projects that benefit local communities, which will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 29 July. Options include crowdfunding, a Council lottery and philanthropic donations. Cllr Jane Scullion, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, said: “The Council’s money is being… read more … about Alternative options for funding services>>