Category Archives: Finance

Urgent action needs to be taken to support our communities, and unprecedented cost and demand pressures must be fully addressed. That’s Calderdale Council’s final plea to Government before the House of Commons confirms how much money will go to local authorities in 2024/25. The Government announced its provisional Finance Settlement for councils on 18 December… read more … about Council calls on Government for much-needed extra support>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council has responded to the local government finance policy statement published on 5 December 2023, warning that its budgets are under unprecedented pressure meaning further difficult decisions will need to be made. The local government finance policy statement 2024 to 2025 sets out the government’s intentions for the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024… read more … about More challenges ahead for Council budgets>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

The continued impact of the cost of living crisis on Calderdale residents is being recognised in the Council’s Anti-Poverty Annual Report and Action Plan. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 December, members will consider the Anti-Poverty Annual Report and Action Plan, which outlines the work taking place across the borough by… read more … about Working together to tackle poverty>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Calderdale Council faces severe financial pressures which will have an impact on delivery of proposed development projects across the borough. The challenges of rapid inflation, loss of income, uncertainly about funding local authorities will receive from Government and increased demand for services have made it necessary for the Council to review financial requirements for delivering… read more … about Impact of national financial crisis on Calderdale projects>>

Cllr Jane Scullion outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale residents of State Pension age or over are encouraged to check if they’re entitled to extra support in the form of Pension Credit. Pension Credit is extra money to help with the cost of living. People may be eligible even if they have other income, savings or assets. It’s estimated that around a third… read more … about Residents urged to check eligibility for extra support>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale businesses which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for a new business rates relief scheme. At the end of last year, the Government announced the introduction of the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) scheme, supporting businesses affected by the pandemic but ineligible for previous support linked to business… read more … about Further support for businesses affected by the pandemic>>

Cllr Dacre

Calderdale Council may need to save another £3.2 million in 2022/23, on top of existing savings of £115 million since 2010. The current level of uncertainty and risk, due to COVID-19, increased demand for services, rising prices, Brexit and future national Government funding levels, means the Council is having to plan for the worst whilst… read more … about Budget challenges at an uncertain time>>