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Council to consult on Pre-Budget Consultation Report 2020-2024

1 November 2019

Cheshire East Council has today (1 November) published its Pre-Budget Consultation Report for 2020 to 2024.

Set against a backdrop of increasing demand and rising costs, the report sets out service proposals and financial plans for the period from April 1 2020 through to March 31 2021.

Like almost every other local authority, Cheshire East Council continues to face serious financial challenges in relation to increasing demand for services.

The council is inviting the opinions and views from residents, businesses, councillors, staff, town and parish councils, local community groups and other stakeholders. The feedback received will be used to inform the budget setting process.

Councillor Amanda Stott, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for Finance, ICT and Communications, said: “In response to the difficult ongoing national funding situation and demographic change, the council is firmly committed to protecting the delivery of essential frontline services for children and families, adult social care and for our most vulnerable residents.

“Cheshire East has a strong local economy which continues to grow, but we have to continue to look at some of our services and consider where we can make savings, to operate more efficiently. This might mean that some existing services provided will be stopped, reduced or delivered in a different way in the future.”

To have your say and take part in our budget consultation, please go to: cheshireeast.gov.uk/budget

The consultation runs until 6 January 2020 and findings will be considered before the final budget is agreed by full council on 20 February 2020.