Get involved in the KCC budget consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) is launching a seven-week consultation, asking residents for their views on proposals to increase Council Tax to help fund vital services and their ideas for making further savings. The setting of the annual KCC budget is a complex and challenging process involving not just detailed financial analysis, but crucially conversations with…

Consultation opens on proposed savings for the Supported Bus Services

Residents are being asked to share their views on a proposed reduction of Kent County Council’s (KCC) Supported Bus Services. Following the passing of KCC’s budget on Thursday 10th February, it was proposed the Supported Bus budget be reduced from April 2022 to £4.3 million, representing a decrease of £2.2 million. KCC currently spends about £6 million a year to…

Council Tax help for Kent’s most in need

A further £6million of emergency COVID funding will be used to help Kent’s struggling households pay their Council Tax. The move proposed by Kent County Council at last week’s annual Budget meeting, and now approved, means all existing Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) working-age households will automatically have their 2021-22 Council Tax reduced by £50…

Kent County Council agrees 2021-22 budget

As local authority budgets continue to reel from the financial impact of COVID-19, Kent County councillors have today voted through the authority’s spending plans for 2021-22. The budget focuses on supporting communities and residents to recover from the pandemic and keeping vital services going in the county. To achieve this, councillors agreed a ‘regrettable but…

Public invited to assist with producing KCC’s new budget

Kent County Council is inviting the county’s residents to give their opinions to help amend its budget to cope with the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic Despite extra funding from central government, KCC is facing a shortfall which is currently estimated at £40-50 million for this financial year. As soon as the pandemic was…