North Tyneside Council Budget 2022/23 Engagement
Every year North Tyneside Council have to produce a balanced financial budget for the following year and we ask residents, businesses and the Voluntary Community Sector amongst others to let us know what they think of our proposals and give us their views.
North Tyneside Council's budget for 2022/23 is driven by the key priorities that make up the Our North Tyneside plan – a thriving, secure, family friendly, caring and green North Tyneside. We have a very clear and ambitious plan to maximise support to those who need it most in our communities, while investing in all areas of the Borough and building a strong foundation to recover from the pandemic.
There are tough times ahead, years of Government cuts and uncertainty caused by the pandemic have left us in a challenging position. Indeed, the full financial impact of the pandemic is not yet known and while there have been some calls for optimism, we know – like elsewhere in the country – many of our local services, such as Adult Social Care, remain critically under resourced. The pandemic has also amplified and accelerated inequalities in our Borough. However, we are working to ensure no one is left behind, to invest in North Tyneside and to achieve our aim of being a net-zero Borough by 2030.
Without taking action we would face a £10.8 million budget gap in 2022/23. Our proposed approach to managing our finances would reduce that gap to £5.75 million, while the 1.99% general Council Tax increase and 1% adult social care precept increase included in Government spending assumptions could further reduce the gap to £2.526 million. .
We would therefore welcome your views on our budget proposals and how we could achieve a fair, and as required by law, a balanced budget for 2022/23 and deliver the Our North Tyneside plan. You can do this by completing this anonymous questionnaire. All responses will be dealt with in accordance with our privacy statement .