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The Council’s response to Welsh Government Budget Settlement

  • Categories : Press Release
  • 21 Dec 2023

Like all other Councils across the country, we continue to be faced with uncertain times. Over the last 15 years, Councils have had budget cuts which have caused them to struggle with balancing budgets while maintaining crucial services.

This year is no different, with a budget settlement of 3.4% confirmed by Welsh Government on 20th December 2023.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Geraint Thomas, said: “Whilst this settlement is slightly more than the projected 3.1%, this still leaves us with a funding gap of £13m for the 2024-25 financial year.

“Council Officers have been working hard over recent months to identify savings across the organisation to close this funding gap, and we will continue to explore all options to identify further savings to balance the budget for the next financial year.”

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