Category Archives: Finance

Preparing for a strong and sustainable recovery was the Council’s priority when setting the budget for 2021/22, agreed at Budget Council on Monday 22 February 2021. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “In this year unlike any other, we have faced the twin challenges of flooding and COVID-19.  My thanks go to our communities,… read more … about A budget for the recovery>>

Cllr Tim Swift

In response to the Government’s Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2021/22, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “The financial pressures already facing local government after ten years of austerity have been magnified by the significant challenges of the COVID pandemic. The impact of the virus will be felt not just in the… read more … about Response to Local Government Finance Settlement 2020/21>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council’s challenging budget pressures will be discussed at its next Cabinet meeting on Monday 9 November. Cabinet Members will consider the second quarterly revenue monitoring report of the 2020/2021 financial year. The Council regularly monitors its revenue budget to forecast the cost of delivering services compared to the money available to spend. The Council… read more … about An update on Calderdale Council’s financial position>>


Calderdale Council, like others, is facing the biggest challenges in its history due to COVID-19, and the impact will be felt for years to come. On Monday 5 October 2020, Cabinet Members will discuss the Future Council report. This outlines the first phase of steps needed to address the Council’s £15 million short-term funding gap… read more … about Transforming services for the Future Council>>

Cllr Scullion

Calderdale Council has published its latest financial strategy which warns that the impact of COVID-19 could lead to a funding gap of around £15m next year. Every autumn the Council publishes its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), which covers the next three financial years, and this will be discussed by the Cabinet at its next… read more … about Council counts the cost of COVID-19>>


The lessons learnt and experiences gathered from dealing with COVID-19 will be discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet; helping to inform how services might be delivered in future. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calderdale Council, along with local authorities across the country, is facing some of the greatest challenges ever experienced…. read more … about A Council fit for the future>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council faces an estimated £31.6 million worth of extra costs and lost income this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Council has received £16.7 million from the Government towards these costs, there is funding gap of nearly £15 million in the short-term. Keeping local people safe always comes first, and the Council… read more … about Council faces £15m funding gap due to COVID-19>>


Time is running out for businesses to claim grant support to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 under the small business grant fund and retail, hospitality and leisure grant schemes. Although the deadline has now passed for the COVID-19 discretionary business grant scheme and no new applications can be considered, funding has been made available… read more … about Deadline approaching for COVID business support>>