Bradford Council budget cut consultation

Views are invited from businesses on Bradford Council’s planned budget cuts for 2017-19.

Over the last six years, the Council has had to find £250m in savings and increased income due to central government funding cuts and rising demand for services.  In 2020, its net budget will be around half of what it was ten years previous.

In previous years, the Chamber has submitted views during the Council’s consultation that have led to amendments that favoured or protected economic development and business support.  It is important that we keep that pressure on elected members and Council officers to ensure Bradford’s place as a good city in which to do business.

A short presentation here outlines the Council’s proposed cuts over the next two years.

Further information is available by either checking out their website here, or by calling the Chamber on 01274 230057.

The deadline to respond to this consultation is 12 February.  We plan to oppose cuts that will damage business support and economic development, mitigate visitor interest in the city, or reduce potential or real inward investment opportunities.

We recognise that the Council has tough decisions to take, but we also have a duty to represent businesses and ‘defend their corner’.

Written on 2nd February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Finance, Lobbying, News