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Service update: Monday 20th September 2021. All recycling collections, including pink sack and glass collections are back on this week starting with Wickford on Monday 20 September.

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst services have been disrupted. Please remember to put out your sacks on your usual collection day and note that the Barleylands Recycling Centre has returned to its normal opening times.

Council Budgets

The Council must set a balanced budget each financial year that is approved by Full Council.

Each year a Budget Book is prepared setting out in summarised format the expenditure plans for the authority for the coming financial year, and the forward forecast for the following years.

The budget process for both revenue services and capital projects begins in the summer of the previous year and takes account of:

  • known legislation changes
  • changes in service provision
  • the impact of inflation
  • changes in Fees and Charges
  • and current service expenditure and income.

The budget goes through a robust period of consultation with service managers and Elected Members of the Council before it is approved by Full Council, and is instrumental in setting an appropriate Council Tax requirement.

Latest Budget Book:

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2021/22 [1.14MB]

Previous Budget Books:

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2020/21 [737.7KB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2019/20 [1.03MB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2018/19 [1.44MB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2017/18 [1.86MB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2016/17 [1.66MB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2015/16 [624.58KB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2014/15 [2.9MB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2013/14 [1.06MB]

Icon for pdf Budget and Financial Forecast - 2012/13 [2.39MB]

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