Thursday 5 July to Friday 21 September 2018

Have your say on our budget

Your Council Tax funds many services across the county, from waste collection and road maintenance, to looking after vulnerable children and adults.

Each year we set a budget to decide how much we're able to spend on services for Herefordshire residents and businesses for the next financial year.

For 2019-20 we want to ensure that we deliver a balanced budget while continuing to invest in and deliver services which meet our priorities to:

  • Enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives
  • Keep children and young people safe and give them a great start in life
  • Support the growth of our economy
  • Secure better services, quality of life and value for money

We have drafted our budget proposals against a backdrop of continuing financial pressure, with central government funding due to be almost eliminated by 2020.

Give us your views

We're asking for your views on a variety of proposals, such as whether the council should increase borrowing to enable more investment across the county, and a suggested 4.9 percent increase to next year’s Council Tax (a total 2.9 percent increase to core Council Tax and a 2 percent adult social care precept.) That’s an increase of £5.90 per month for those who live in a Band D property.

The 2019-20 budget consultation is open until Friday 21 September 2018 and is quick and easy to complete online. All feedback from individuals will stay anonymous and will help to inform the annual budget and Council Tax setting for 2019-20.

Budget consultation 2019-20 survey

or download a paper questionnaire.

You can email your questions and comments to, share with us on Facebook and Twitter at #hfdsbudget or by contacting your local councillor or parish council.


Budget till receipt 2019-20 The budget till receipt shows the proposed allocation of Council Tax spend for an average Band D property in 2019-20.

Budget consultation briefing

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Published: Thursday, 5th July 2018