Financial Management

Budget Consultation

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Have your say on council spending

Islanders are being invited to give their views on how the Isle of Wight Council should spend its money next year.

Like all councils, the Isle of Wight is facing a further reduction in the grant it gets from the Government. The council needs to save £5.5 million next year, as part of the £16.5 million savings that need to be found over the next three years and residents, businesses, the voluntary sector and town and parish councils are being encouraged to have their say on spending and service priorities for 2019/20.

Give your views

You can give your views by attending the public meetings which is detailed below, you can respond to the budget paper presented to Cabinet in November 2018 using the email address, and you can take part by giving your views through our online consultation . This consultation has now closed and responses will be reported to Councillors as part of the budget setting report in February 2019.

Public meeting  - 30 January 2019

Residents are invited to share their views during the two-hour session at Medina Theatre, Newport on Wednesday 30 January 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Background papers

View the budget papers presented to cabinet in November 2018, which provide background information and outline the options for savings: Budget savings 2019/20 - initial savings proposals. (PDF, 338KB, 18 pages).

View the council's Medium Term Financial Strategy (PDF, 37.90KB, 2 pages).