Residents are being asked to share their views and priorities as Enfield Council prepares its 2023/24 budget against a backdrop of rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.
Despite huge budget pressures, Enfield Council will continue to focus on delivering critical services that help and support residents and businesses and will seek to create a better and fairer borough for all who live, work and study within it.
In October’s meeting of the Cabinet, it was explained that Enfield Council’s five-year budget gap will increase to £96.9 million, largely due to soaring inflation which recently hit a level not seen for 40 years. In addition, there are increased demands on adults’ and children’s social services, partly as a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents can tell us their views by taking part in a questionnaire which can be found on the Have Your Say web page. These views will help to shape the budgetary decisions the Council will make and inform the way it will respond to the financial challenges the borough faces.
The budget needs to be prepared in time for the financial year 2023/24, although the Council has not yet been informed what the financial settlement will be from central government. This means the plans are being made on estimated savings.
The closing date to take part is 29 December 2022.