Over the last few years we have been talking to you through the Let’s Talk consultations to find out which services you value the most. As part of this continued conversation we would like to encourage you to take a look at the details of the draft budget for 2013/2014.
You can read the draft budget cabinet papers online. The final budget went to Cabinet on the 14th February 2013 and final ratification will be on the 28th February 2013.
Like every Local Authority in the country, Harrow Council is facing its most challenging financial situation in decades:
- We have already identified cuts to the council’s budget of £62m since 2010
- By April 2015 we will have already found savings of £75m
Harrow is harder hit than in most other local authorities because:
- The grant Harrow residents receive from central Government is one of the worst in London – Harrow receives £1,608 per head whereas neighbouring Brent gets £3,317.
- This equates to £400m more per year than Harrow gets.