Budget Consultation 2024/2025

Closed 22 Jan 2024

Opened 11 Dec 2023




This consultation asks your views on the overall budget setting for Somerset Council for the next financial year from April 2024 to March 2025. In November, Somerset Council declared a financial emergency with a projected budget gap of £100m. 

Like households across the county, we face financial challenges on a scale we have never seen before, caused by factors outside our control. The cost of delivering services is rising in the same way that everyone’s cost of living has risen. Like our residents, we want to live within our means, but our budget is near breaking point.

Please read the consultation pack for more information, you can either view it below or scroll to the bottom of the page to download a copy. 

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Why your views matter

We are very keen to hear the views of our residents, businesses and key stakeholders as we move towards setting the budget for the next year. 

This consultation is giving you the chance to tell us your views on how our proposals might impact you and your communities. 

This is a general consultation on the overall council budget for the financial year 2024/25.  In some services, more detailed consultation will follow later. 

You can save this survey and come back to it. You can also skip questions but you must click submit to have your say.