Newport City Council’s Cabinet will consider a number of budget proposals for the 2018/19 financial year at their December meeting.
Over the last five years, the council has made savings of £41m and reduced the number of staff it employs by around one quarter.
Ongoing public sector austerity measures, coupled with inflation and increased demand for services mean that more savings must be found – around £33m by 2022.
Welsh Government’s funding accounts for the largest part of the council’s budget, around 80 per cent of its total revenue.
Council tax from residents only raises around 20 per cent of the annual budget, with some income coming from fees, charges and other grants.
Consultation 20 December 2017 - end January 2018
This year’s public consultation will begin after the Cabinet meeting on 20 December 2017 and will run until the end of January 2018 and responses will be considered by Cabinet in February 2018.
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