Despite already achieving savings in excess of £100 million Bedford Borough Council needs to identify further savings. The impact of Covid-19 has had a major impact on the Council’s finances and resources, alongside increased demand on care services. The Council faces an estimated funding gap of £15.7M to 2025/26 with an immediate pressure of over £5M in the next financial year - 2022/23.
The consultation has now closed.
What happens next
Responses to the consultation will be considered by the Council’s Executive as part of the budget setting process at its meeting on 19 January 2022.