Councillors have agreed the Council’s budget for the year ahead which, in the face of government cuts, the Mayor of Hackney says will help to make the borough “fairer, safer, healthier and more sustainable”.

The Council’s budget for 2020/21 was approved at a meeting on 26 February. The proposals included a Council Tax increase of 3.99% – less than 90p a week for the average Hackney household. 

The increase in Council Tax will help to address government cuts which has seen the Council’s core grant shrink by half since 2010, whilst demand for services has increased dramatically.

Watch a video about the Council’s spending priorities and the budget challenge here and find out more about Council Tax here.

Read the full budget report here.

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