The budget challenge we are facing
Each year we have to set a budget to determine how much we will spend on services for Kent residents and businesses. The overall size of the budget is heavily determined by the amount of money received through Council Tax and central government grants.
The amount spent on individual services is influenced by a combination of statutory requirements, demands placed on services, and our strategic priorities. In recent years the amount of money available has been decreasing and yet at the same time, demands for council services have been increasing.