Category Archives: Finance

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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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The Leader of Calderdale Council is calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to confirm what funding will be available to restore flood damaged infrastructure to the region during his budget speech on 16 March 2016.  Storm Eva had a devastating impact on West Yorkshire’s roads, and the repair bill to restore all the affected… read more … about Calderdale asks Chancellor to confirm budget flood funding>>

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Calderdale Council will create a flood recovery and resilience fund worth £3 million after the budget was approved at Annual Budget Council on Monday 29 February 2016 at Halifax Town Hall.   As the Council is now facing exceptional financial challenges the budget includes a 1.95% rise in Council Tax in 2016/17.  Council Tax in Calderdale… read more … about Council creates £3 million flood fund>>

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There’s still time for flood affected residents and businesses to apply for financial support from Calderdale Council. Since the December floods, over 1000 households and over 500 businesses have received money from the Council, but there are still more people affected than have claimed. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “Since the… read more … about Don’t lose out on flood support>>

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Total funding from West Yorkshire Combined Authority to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Leeds City Region recover from the effects of recent flooding has been confirmed at £5m.  At their meeting today, West Yorkshire Combined Authority members approved £3.6m for the Business Flood Recovery Fund from the 2016/17 Leeds City Region Growth… read more … about Combined Authority confirms £5m for Leeds City Region Business Flood Recovery Fund>>

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