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Let’s Talk Money – tell us what you think our budget priorities should be

Have your say on plans to save millions of pounds and ensure services are delivered as effectively as possible in North Yorkshire. If you live in North Yorkshire, please take our survey on our Commonplace website.

Our annual budget consultation, Let’s Talk Money, launched on Monday 23 October, to ask for your views and pinpoint the key priorities for North Yorkshire Council’s budget for the next financial year.

The council is facing major financial challenges which are mirrored across the public sector nationally but work that is already under way has brought about significant benefits for the county’s 615,000 residents and 32,000 businesses.

Millions of pounds in taxpayers’ money is expected to be saved in the first year of North Yorkshire Council as services are brought together to realise the benefits of the biggest overhaul of local democracy in nearly 50 years.

However, the benefits which have been brought about by merging eight councils into one authority are being tempered by the major financial challenges ahead and the ongoing global economic uncertainty.

We are now asking you to have your say on our priorities by taking part in the Let’s Talk Money survey. Feedback received will inform decisions on the 2024/25 budget and the Council Plan covering 2024 to 2028.

The council’s priorities are set out in its Council Plan which you can find on our website.

The Let’s Talk Money survey can be completed on our Commonplace website. The survey will close on Monday, December 18.

Feedback and the results of the consultation will be included in the budget report that will go to the council’s executive on January 23, 2024, and to the full council on February 21, 2024, for a final decision. 

Read the full press release on our website 'Residents urged to give feedback on council budget priorities'

Posted on 24th October 2023

by Let’s Talk Team