We expect this trend to continue for at least the next 3 to 4 years. We prioritise the resources we have to ensure that children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefits of Kent's economic growth, and that we fulfil our responsibility to vulnerable residents.
Find out how much we need to reduce our spending by, and read our proposed financial challenge.
We are proposing a small increase in Council Tax (up to the amount permitted without having to arrange a formal referendum) to contribute towards the additional demands being placed on council services and to provide some protection for local services.
The budget consultation closed on 24 November 2015 and responses to the consultation are currently being analysed.
The draft budget will be published on 11 January 2016.
The consultation report and the draft budget will be considered by Cabinet Committees and the Cabinet in January 2016.
County Council will consider and set the budget on 11 February 2016.