Budget 2022-2023

Budget proposals 

Newport City Council’s cabinet considered a draft budget for the 2022-23 financial year at its January meeting.

Unlike previous years this budget does not include savings but instead proposes a number of investments in key services which are intended to maintain services for our most vulnerable people, to provide for future generations and to support key city services. 

The main priority areas identified are school funding, early intervention and prevention services, and the city centre.

Full details of the proposals can be read here. In summary the council is asking residents and stakeholders to give their views on the following proposals:

The council also welcomes any suggestions on how we can deliver sustainable services which improve people’s lives.  

The consultation will close on Friday 11 February and the results will be considered by Cabinet at its February meeting.

Have your say on the budget proposals 


The council received a positive draft budget settlement in December. This is the amount of money we expect to receive from Welsh Government. The draft increase for Newport in 2022-23 is 10.2 per cent.

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More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of the council’s budget is funded by the grant from the Welsh Government.

The balance is funded by council tax. For every one per cent cut in Welsh Government grant, council tax would have to increase by four per cent to maintain the same spending levels.

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The council provides over 800 services for 151,000 people living in more than 65,000 households. With the impact of Covid-19 on businesses, the economy, employment, and health, we are seeing the demand for support-based services continue to rise.


We have set out our strategic aims with a focus on the communities that have been impacted most by Covid-19 and ensuring we support our economy to rebuild.