Category Archives: Finance

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>>

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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>>

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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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