Budget consultation 2018/19

Business rate payers and council tax payers in West Oxfordshire are being asked for their views on the our budget setting strategy.

We are currently preparing our annual budget for 2018-19 and are consulting on our proposals to increase council tax by an annual average of £5:

Have your say on our budget proposals

Closing date for comments is 5pm on Friday 19 January 2018.

We face a number of significant financial pressures over the forthcoming year with reductions in government funding of over £0.25m and increasing waste and recycling costs of £0.6m.

Cllr Toby Morris, our Cabinet Member for Resources, said “We must review our immediate spending to counteract these changes in funds. We’re proposing an average annual council tax increase of £5 for residents and this will help to protect our frontline services and allow us to continue to offer free parking and grants for voluntary organisations.

“This figure has been minimised by our shared working with Cotswold, Cheltenham and Forest of Dean Councils. Working together under the new local authority-owned company, Publica, is proving extremely beneficial and is expected to save West Oxfordshire council taxpayers £1.6 million per annum, or £16 million over the next10 years.”

We welcome your views by completing the survey above. Alternatively, you can send written comments to:

Jenny Poole - Chief Finance Officer, West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
Oxon OX28 1PB

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB