Category Archives: Finance

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>>


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>>