Budget Challenge

Blaenau Gwent's Budget Challenge

The Council has received its provisional financial settlement from Welsh Government and is facing a reduction in its funding. Whilst the core funding for Welsh Councils is set to reduce by 0.5%, in Blaenau Gwent the cut is 1% which is the highest funding reduction for a number of councils.

This reduction means that the Council has to find £5.8 million worth of savings in the next financial year.
With less money to spend, we have to change the way we provide services in order to balance the books. These changes mean we will have to reduce some of our services, look for alternative ways of providing others and even stopping some services altogether.
We want to understand what services are important to you and we are holding a series of public engagement events this Autumn to get your views.  If you can’t attend these events in person then please complete our budget challenge survey:


Our budget simulator: http://youchoose.esd.org.uk/BlaenauGwent

also allows you the chance to decide where you think the Council should spend money on services.

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