Category Archives: Finance

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>>


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>>


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>>


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

Calderdale Council needs to save more than £13 million a year by 2019/20. That’s according to the medium-term financial strategy, which will be discussed by Cabinet on Monday 12 September 2016 as the first stage of the Council’s budget setting process gets underway. The strategy forms the basis for developing the Council’s budget proposals for… read more … about Plans to address budget challenges>>


Calderdale Council has prepared a plan of action for possible changes arising from the result of the EU referendum.  The outcome of the referendum has meant that the UK is now entering a period of uncertainty, which has a knock on effect on local councils and the services they provide. To ensure that Calderdale is… read more … about Planned action in response to EU referendum decision>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods. And to make sure this message travels far and wide Calderdale Council is running a marketing campaign targeting tourists, visitors and the business community. A poster campaign, with the headline ‘Adventure Awaits’ and using the distinctive ‘Pretty Gritty’ branding, has been running at the… read more … about Calderdale is back in business>>

Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s flood grants.  Timescales for both the £500 Hardship grant for homeowners and also for the business flood recovery grant for premises affected by the Boxing Day Floods have been removed.  This is in addition to the already deadline free Repair and Renew grant, meaning that… read more … about Deadline removed for flooding grants>>