Consultations and surveys Budget for Council services 2023/24 to 2025/26

Corporate Core Services

Budget and focus

Our ‘Corporate Core’ has a budget of £79.8m, with about 2,000 staff. 

This budget covers front-line services for residents and businesses such as customer service, payments, billing and benefits, and the coroner and registrar services. It also: 

  • supports other Council service and our partners with essentials like financial services, insurance, human resources, buying services and supplies, legal services and policy work
  • oversees our building and capital spending, and acts as landlord, servicing our buildings
  • makes sure we function effectively as a well-run, properly audited, democratic organisation 
  • drives our policies and strategies with sound research and evidence.  

Our proposals try to minimise the impact on other Council services and on residents.  

£3.667m proposed savings in 2023/24 (totalling £6.024m by 2025/26)

  • £472,000 reshaping our finance, human resources, research, legal and ICT processes and systems.  
  • £2.3m parking and bus lane income to fund transport costs. 
  • £80,000 increase in Registrar’s fees. 
  • £200,000 from clamping 
  • £500,000 pensions savings 
  • £115,00 ‘housekeeping’ savings like printing, software and postage. 

See the full report detailing these proposed savings 

Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee, 8 November 2022  - Corporate Core Budget Proposal 2023/24

Have your say by 7 January 2023

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