Southend Borough Council Draft Budget for 2018 Released

January 12, 2018 by Joanna

Investment programme to continue

The council has unveiled its draft capital budget for April 2018 onwards, with around £20m proposed for new and existing projects up to March 2020. This additional investment means that if approved, some £185m of capital investments will made into the Borough over the next four years.

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Council to consider £19m plans for Forum

The council’s cabinet are to consider budgeting £2.7m towards a four-year programme to realise ambitions to deliver the second phase of development at The Forum on Elmer Square.

The contribution would help fund a £19m expansion of The Forum - the country’s first combined academic and public library - on the area in front of the award-winning building. Read more on our website.

Council unveils draft budget for 2018/19

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will need to save £9.7m in 2018/19.

This follows the news that the main grant the council receives from central Government will decrease again in 2018/19, this time by £4.4m (29% reduction) to the remaining sum of £10.3 m. The figures have been revealed as the council unveils its draft revenue budget for 2018/19. The main Government grant now accounts for just 8% of the council’s net budget, compared to nearly 50% six years ago. Read more on our website.

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