Setting the budget
On this page you can find out about how we set our budget and our spending plans for the years ahead.
In October a Budget Strategy report is first considered by our Scrutiny Committees and then by the Cabinet. This sets out the initial budget proposals for consultation before Full Council finalise the Budget and set the Council Tax for the year ahead in February.
We produce Equality Impact Analysis to enable us to understand the potential impact our savings proposals may have on the equality of different sections of the community. These documents form part of the consultation process.
Specific savings are subject to consultation. The council also plans to hold a borough-wide engagement on all budget proposals. This is due to begin in November and last for 12 weeks in line with the council’s approach to consultation. Consultation also takes place with businesses from early December.
Fees and charges 2018 to 2019
Redbridge Council set its Budget for 2017 to 2018 at a full Council budget meeting on Thursday 23 February 2017. The budget will take effect from 1 April 2017.
Budget Council: agreed areas for funding and investment
The Budget Council meeting agreed the following areas:
- investing nearly £1m to help residents develop skills, access training and secure jobs, improving their lives and helping to reduce demand on public services
- funding to deliver community, leisure and cultural facilities in Ilford Town Centre - this investment will be part of our wider and ambitious regeneration plans for Ilford
- investing in more efficient street cleaning services and continuing support for enforcement officers to crack down on fly tipping and anti-social behaviour
- after lobbying the Mayor of London, every Redbridge ward will now have an additional dedicated Police Ward Officer and the Borough will benefit from 12 new officers for areas of high need
- a £4.4m Borough wide programme of LED replacement of street lights will improve safety, reduce electricity costs and prevent antisocial behaviour
- investing £47m for school places over the next five years to continue to provide excellent education for all of the Borough's children
- as part of our ongoing commitment towards increasing swimming provision in the Borough £5.5m will be invested to create a new public pool in Wanstead
- £12m will be saved by delivering services in a more creative way and a further £11m through raising income and back office efficiencies